Central Florida Volunteers Raise Funds for 30-Year-Old Pregnant Woman Battling Breast Cancer

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Central Florida Volunteers Raise Funds for 30-Year-Old Pregnant Woman Battling Breast Cancer

Local “Team Roxy” Is Part of International Grassroots Effort

A group of young professional women, known as Team Roxy Orlando

Are hosting a Happy Hour fundraiser to benefit a young mother-to-be who is battling breast cancer

Thursday, March 24, 2011 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant, 125 W. Church Street, Orlando, FL 32801

$15 in advance, $20 at the door
Admission ticket includes tapas, free drink, networking and access to Happy Hour specials


About Team Roxy
Team Roxy is an international grassroots volunteer effort made up of friends and supporters of Roxanne Rae Martinez, a 30-year-old Texas mother-to-be who is batting breast cancer. An avid community leader, runner and peewee football coach, Roxy was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer on Nov. 1, 2010. That same day, she also found out that she is pregnant. Only about 1.5 percent of women with breast cancer are pregnant when diagnosed, according to the National Cancer Institute. On Dec. 1, 2010, Roxy had a Modified Radical Mastectomy that completely removed her left breast and lymph nodes under her arm. In January 2011, Roxy began chemotherapy. An industrious person who has never had less than two jobs during her adult life, Roxy was terminated from a recently-acquired job following her diagnosis because she did not qualify for short-term disability or the Family & Medical Leave Act. For the first time in her adult life, Roxy is unemployed. Roxy has retained her health insurance through COBRA because she wants the best possible cancer care; however this makes Roxy ineligible for many cancer assistance programs. Roxy’s treatment, even with health insurance, can run anywhere from $8-14K on top of what’s covered by insurance. Team Roxy volunteers are hosting “A Night Out for Roxy” fundraisers in more than 20 cities —including Toronto, Canada and San Juan, Puerto Rico — to help defray the cost of Roxy’s lifesaving treatments. For more info, visitwww.team-roxy.com

–Ashley Cisneros
Ashley Cisneros is a co-founder of Chatter Buzz Media, an Orlando Internet marketing firm that helps companies and organizations engage with their target markets through inbound marketing via the Internet. Chatter Buzz Media, which won the Social Madness competition for the Orlando small business market, is a full-service digital marketing firm specializing in website design, search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing and content creation. Prior to founding Chatter Buzz, Ashley worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, technical writer, marketing manager, public relations practitioner and freelance journalist. To see Ashley’s content writing, visit www.ashleycisneros.com. You can also reach Ashley on her Google profile.

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About the Author:

Ashley Cisneros Mejia is a journalist, entrepreneur and marketer. She began her career as a newspaper reporter and later as an editor at Florida Trend business magazine. Ashley has worked as a professional freelance writer since 2009, as a technical writer, marketing manager, and public relations practitioner. She also founded two digital marketing agencies in Orlando. Named one of Orlando’s 40 Under 40 and honored by the Women’s Executive Council of Orlando for achievements in media and communications, Ashley earned a B.S. in Journalism and an M.S. in Entrepreneurship at the University of Florida.

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