Albie Aware is proud to celebrate the corporate donors and individual supporters who make it possible to keep our mission growing and to help us maintain individualized support for local women diagnosed with breast cancer. Each month, we would like to recognize a corporate donor or individual supporter that has truly made a difference to our organization through their generosity of time, donation or spirit.
August Spotlight: Amy Lewis and NewsRadio KFBK
The Little Engine that Could :An Interview with Amy Lewis, Co-Anchor Of The KFBK Morning News on NewsRadio KFBK
“Albie Aware reminds me of the story of ‘The Little Engine that Could,’” says Amy Lewis, Co-Host of the KFBK Morning News. “The perseverance and optimism displayed by an amazing, yet lean staff and volunteers reflects the determination, optimism, and hard work they do every day – much like the little train that gave it everything it had to get up that hill.”
Lewis and NewsRadio KFBK have supported The Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation’s work for over 10 years. Amy has been the co-host of the KFBK Morning News for 12 years now — although she also co-hosted it for 10 years in the 1990s as well! She has garnered a wide variety of news awards, and has interviewed U-S presidents, heads of state, newsmakers from around the world, and countless celebrities. But she says it means the most to her when she chats with ordinary people who have done extraordinary things…..like Albie Aware!
“Our support for Albie Aware truly comes out of love, passion and devotion,” says Lewis. “This charity does so much good every day for people fighting breast cancer in Sacramento and it’s frustrating that a lot of people don’t know about Albie Aware’s great work.”
KFBK partnered with Albie Aware in 2011 when Amy brought an idea to the radio station: 31 Survivors in 31 Days
“I wanted to present 31 Survivors in 31 Days during the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness month. I wanted our listeners to actually hear people tell their own story of how they were battling breast cancer – or how they defeated it. That’s how 31 Survivors in 31 Days was born.”
She began working closely with Cindy Love, Albie Aware’s executive director, interviewing breast cancer survivors as well as women currently fighting the disease. She says it was important to let people know about the kinds of support available to them from Albie Aware.
“Cindy Love and I collaborated on every aspect of the project. In October of 2011 we were able to present 31 stories of struggle and survival. Thirty-one women opened their hearts and lives to share their stories so other people would know of the pitfalls, problems, procedures, and triumphs when faced with a life-threatening disease.
And she says it was very important that listeners learn about Albie Aware as a resource available to them.
“They needed to know a wonderful charitable organization was right in their own city just waiting to help them. Albie Aware is here for their mother, daughter, sister, friend, coworker, whomever has just found themselves facing a breast cancer battle. But Albie Aware only survives if YOU get involved by donating money or volunteering your time.”
Without the support of sponsors like Amy Lewis and NewsRadio KFBK, Albie Aware would not be able to provide the much needed individualized support to local Sacramento women diagnosed with breast cancer. We are humbled and honored to be a recipient of their enormous generosity. Without them we would find the mountain we’re chartered to climb as very imposing indeed.