5th Annual Bombshells Against Breast Cancer: Meet the Boston Bombshells

5th Annual Bombshells Against Breast Cancer: Meet the Boston Bombshells

August 1, 2017

MWe are so excited for the 5th Annual Bombshells Against Breast Cancer on August 16! For the past 5 years, this event has helped to raise money for the Ellie Fund, which provides support to breast cancer patients to ease the stresses of every day life. All proceeds from the night will be donated to the Ellie Fund. A big thank you to Tito's Handmade Vodka for matching our donation to the Ellie Fund up to $1,500! Be sure to purchase your tickets

We are proud to welcome this year's Boston Bombshells to this event. A Bombshell is an influential woman in Boston who supports other women in and out of the work place through her attitude and actions. Please join us in welcoming this year's leading ladies as they help us to raise money for breast cancer awareness and further support for breast cancer patients.

Kennedy Elsey, Morning Show Host - CBS RADIO

Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

The Ellie Fund does some of the best work in the WORLD! I especially appreciate their Healing Together Patient and Family Care Program, helping those going through treatment by providing things they didn't know they needed.

What are some characteristics of a Bombshell? 

Beauty, strength, and a bit of "not giving a f*** what you think"

What is your favorite memory from past Bombshell Against Breast Cancer events?

I just love the way this amazing group of strong, fierce and remarkable women all take one day to come together to support the Ellie Fund. On this day we aren't competitors, we are compatriots.

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Oliva Vanni, Inside Track Columnist -Boston Herald

Why do you support The Ellie Fund?

As someone coming from a family with a deep history of cancer -- breast and otherwise -- I know the toll it can take on patients and their loved ones. Any efforts to ease unnecessary burdens so people can focus solely on getting healthy are worth supporting.

What are some characteristics of a Bombshell?

Strength, selflessness and -- above all -- positivity.

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

It's hard for me to pinpoint an individual Bombshell. I have known so many strong women who have supported others, as well as themselves, in the fight against cancer.

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Ashley Erling, Executive Producer - The Rhode Show 

Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

Fighting Breast cancer is near and dear to my heart. Both my mother and grandmother are proud survivors.

What are some characteristics of a Bombshell?

Passionate, kind, philanthropic.

What is your favorite memory from past Bombshells Against Breast Cancer events?

The camaraderie & power of all these amazing women coming together!

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Rachel Holt, Video Host- New England Sports Network

Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

Cancer can affect anyone at anytime. We all deserve an opportunity for the help, love, and support that the Ellie Fund provides.

What is your favorite memory from past Bombshells Against Breast Cancer events?

Hearing the heartfelt speeches from those closely involved with the Ellie Fund. They were very emotional and inspiring!

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

My Mom, Sarah Holt.

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Nicole Russo, President - Nicole Russo Communications

What is your favorite memory from past Bombshells Against Breast Cancer events?

The loyalty of the women in the community with a voice and a name who come together to support this important cause. And Kim Ring's amazing and inspirational speech.

What are some characteristics of a Bombshell?

Bombshells should be strong, loyal, vocal, compassionate and kind.

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

Kim Ring. Hands down.

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Ashley Shultz, Founder & President - Miss Pink Organization 

Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

The Miss Pink Organization has been continuously inspired by their work. We consider them a sister organization and are beyond grateful for the support they have shown us and the pink warriors we work with.

What are some characteristics of a Bombshell?

After attending the Bombshells event last year, I was so thankful to see women supporting women. I'd like to think that a bombshell is someone who holds women to higher standards - out of respect and admiration. They empower women to rise above and try to raise the bar when it comes to causes that mean the world or are important. That night I saw fearless women who want to make a difference in the world and see the potential in others to do the same. They believe in each other and encourage one another.

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

All of them :)

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Cheryl Fenton - Freelance Magazine Writer and Editor

What is your favorite memory from past Bombshells Against Breast Cancer events?

Walking to my first event and coming around the corner to see all those women in pink massed together, laughing and sharing stories - a strikingly bright and beautiful vision you know would dominate any darkness

What are some characteristics of a Bombshell?

Fearless, unstoppable, a fighter, a supporter, a shoulder to cry on, a smile to laugh with.

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

My mom is my favorite Bombshell. She's a breast cancer survivor, and now that I'm a mother, knowing she went through this life-or-death fight with two young daughters - the strength she showed was immeasurable, never letting my sister or I know what she must have been going through at the time.

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Lisa Finell, Founder & CEO - Xperience Creative

Why do you support The Ellie Fund?

Breast cancer has affected my family for many generations, I am the grand-daughter of two warriors of breast cancer, my great-grandmother had a mastectomy at 45 years old and it runs rampant throughout my family. I support the Ellie Fund because they are working tirelessly to change the narrative for families like mine.

What are some characteristics of a Bombshell?

A bombshell is someone who is committed to providing opportunity and support for women. She is a renegade, she is strong, she is intelligent, she is caring, compassionate, and not afraid to deviate from the norm. Her inner beauty is just as deep as her outer beauty, she takes chances, and does not let the fear of the unknown slow her down.

What is your favorite memory from past Bombshells Against Breast Cancer events?

Getting to surround myself with so many strong, intelligent, and interesting people. I've been honored to be in such good company.

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Jessica Callahan, On-Air Personality - iHeart Media

Why do you support The Ellie Fund?

I've had relatives that have had breast cancer and I have seen the impact cancer has on someone. I am glad the Ellie Fund is able to continue to raise awareness and help the fight against breast cancer.

What are some characteristics of a Bombshell?

Fearless, Inspirational, Caring, Motivated.

What is your favorite memory from past Bombshells Against Breast Cancer events?

Meeting other fabulous, confident females that have voice in Boston.

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Courtney Cox, Reporter - New England Sports Network

Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

Because I watched two of my dear friends moms battle breast cancer like the bad asses they are!

What are some characteristics of a Bombshell?

Confidence, Leadership, Supporting other Bombshells

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

My mom!

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Heather Yunger, Owner & Baker - Top Shelf Cookies

Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

To me, the Ellie Fund is like being a good neighbor. When I was little, we lived in an apartment complex full of single moms. When one needed a boost, the others would swoop in to help, whether it was running to the store or taking someone's kids off their hands for a little bit. I think that sense of community is invaluable and something we need to be bringing back in general. When I look at the work the Ellie Fund does, I always think of being a good neighbor.

What are some characteristics of a Bombshell?

Fierce, tough, resilient, sassy, fun

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

My grandmother Katherine. Mother of nine kids, raised them mostly alone, kept them together. Toughest lady I've ever met in my life and had the best smile of anyone I've ever met.

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Meredith Gorman, Multimedia Sports Reporter - Boston Herald

Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

I support finding a cure and helping those affected by breast cancer.

What are some characteristics of a Bombshell?

Caring, generous, kind, humble, gracious

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

Kim!!!

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Mauren Dahill, Editor - Caught in Southie

Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

The Ellie Fund is an amazing local organization that helps families during a stressful time! Providing things like childcare, grocery shopping and meal deliveries to patients with breast cancer and their families is so important for helping the family feel as stable as possible.

What are some characteristics of a Bombshell?

Strong, confident and vibrant.

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

Marilyn Monroe

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Jacqui Heinrich, Reporter/Anchor -Boston 25 News

What are some characteristics of a Bombshell?

Bombshells love, support, and strengthen other women!

What is your favorite memory from past Bombshells Against Breast Cancer events?

This is my first year- excited to make memories!

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

Kennedy's wit kills me- she gets it!

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Heather Foley, Wardrobe/Prop Stylist, Writer & Podcast Cohost - Caught in Southie

Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

Because the Ellie Fund supports the patient and her family so she can focus on kicking cancer's ass.

What are some characteristics of a Bombshell?

Boobs? A beauty mark? Great shoes?

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

Blanche Deveaux, obvi.

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Kerry Kavanaugh, Anchor/Investigative Reporter - Boston 25 News

What are some characteristics of a bombshell?

A bombshell is committed to their community and steps in when called upon.

What is your favorite memory from past Bombshells Against Breast Cancer events?

Spirit of togetherness and signature cocktails :)

Who is your favorite bombshell of all time? 

My Mom is my favorite bombshell because she taught the meaning of selfless love.

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Janet Wu, Medical Reporter & Professor - CBS/ITN & Emerson College

What are some characteristics of a bombshell?

Optimism, confidence and a sassy personality!

What is your favorite memory from past Bombshells Against Breast Cancer events?

I love seeing so many beautiful women coming together for the cause.

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

Tough. Can't choose one!

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Michaela Vernava, Sports Reporter - New England Sports Network

Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

"I've always believed that one woman's success can only help another woman's success." - Gloria Vanderbilt

What are some characteristics of a Bombshell?

Bold, fearless, relentless, and most of all, real.

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

My mom. 

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More Boston Bombshells to come! Be sure to check back for further updates

 

We would like to thank our sponsors Titos Handmade Vodka and Chowdaheadz! Titos Handmade Vodka will be matching our donation to the Ellie Fund up to $1,500!