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August 06, 2019

7th Annual Bombshells Against Breast Cancer Event: Meet the Bombshells

On Wednesday, August 28th, the 7th Annual Bombshells Against Breast Cancer event will take place at Glass House in Cambridge! Join us for refreshing drinks, light bites, and raffle prizes, and mingle with some of the Boston media scene’s most empowering and accomplished women, a.k.a. the “Bombshells.” Purchase your tickets here!


The proceeds from the evening benefit the Ellie Fund, a non-profit focused on aiding families affected by breast cancer. They provide essential support to patients, including transportation to medical appointments, housekeeping, grocery assistance, and childcare reimbursement. By easing the stresses of everyday life, the Ellie Fund encourages patients to focus on family, recovery and healing.


In support of patients and survivors, we encourage guests to wear their favorite shade of pink. Our sponsor Fleurs de Prairie Rosé will provide themed drink specials to suit the occasion.

The event empowers survivors and warriors everywhere, something near and dear to our Bombshells’ hearts! A Boston Bombshell is an influential woman in Boston who supports other women in and out of the workplace, through her attitude and actions.

We are now pleased to present some of our 2019 Boston Bombshells—check back soon for updates!


About the Bombshells

Courtney Cox - Reporter for NESN

 

Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

“Because year after year I’ve watched the amazing things it’s done for those in need.”

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

“Diane Wholey.”

Heather Higgins - Chief Cookie Officer of Top Shelf Cookies


Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

“I grew up in a neighborhood with a lot of single moms and when someone was down everyone pitched in, with the little stuff. Cleaning the house, getting groceries, watching the kids.It has always reminded me of that.In the last two years, I've seen the Ellie Fund help the family of someone really close to me and it was just taking the little stuff off their plate.”

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

“My grandmothers.I probably say this every year, but those ladies kicked some serious ass.My grandmother Hazel was a woman that just saw what needed to be done and she did it, she was kind and loving and no-nonsense.My grandmother Katherine, she raised 9 kids in Southie on her own.To this day, I think she's the toughest woman I know.”

Bekah Berger – Morning Radio Host for Hot 106 Providence


Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

“I'm the daughter of a breast cancer survivor. My mom is a fighter, survivor and a badass babe. I'm proud to be one of the Rhode Island reps for the Ellie Fund and Bombshells Against Breast Cancer! Proud to be included in this cause and event."

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

“I've never met a Bombshell i didn't like. Too hard to choose.”

Julia Scaparotti – On-Air Personality for 103.3 AMP Radio

Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

“I support the Ellie Fund because they provide hope & support when women are fighting one of their hardest battles of their life.”

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

“Loren Bosso! She got me involved with the Bombshell event back in 2015!”

Loren Raye – Co-Host for 103.3 AMP Radio

Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

“My mom, cousin and mother-in-law are all survivors!”

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

“My mama. She’s the bombiest of the bombshells.”

Jessica Hennessy – Owner of The Haute Life


Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

“The Ellie Fund recognizes the importance of extra support for families dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis. While many organizations are searching for a cure, The Ellie Fund provides boots on the ground helping families to get through the ordeal. The best part is they truly care about the work they do.”

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

“There are so many amazing women from which to choose. This year, I'm keeping it simple and going with my mom, Helen.”

Ashley Erling – Executive Producer of The Rhode Show

Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

“Having seen my own family members go through the physical and mental struggle of breast cancer, The Ellie Fund's mission to support and help those going through it hits home.”

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

“My mama.”

Kate Arnold – VP, Creative Director of Weston Table


Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

“Like The Miss Pink Organization, the Ellie Fund supports families in need at critical times in a variety of ways that ease the burden of dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Their commitment to providing care and funding support is inspirational.”

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

“All my Miss Pink Bombshells!”

Andrea Cook – AVP of Communications for WORK Inc.


Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

“When I was in the 6th grade my father was diagnosed with breast cancer and I remember how much fell on my mother's plate.Seeing the impact the Ellie Fund's support has on families is amazing and knowing that there is a place for families to turn when their lives are turned upside down.Two years ago I had a scare and went through a number of tests, thankfully I had a negative result, but it reminded me of how important organizations like the Ellie Fund are and will continue to support the Ellie Fund however I can.Cancer is an awful for people to experience, knowing there are people who care can lighten the load.”

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

“Kennedy Elsey.”

Elizabeth Pehota – Reporter, Host for the New England Revolution


Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

“My Aunt is a breast cancer survivor. Watching her go through this journey and overcome the challenges was inspirational. Her constant positive outlook throughout the process is something I hope others share in their fight.”

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

“Erin Andres.”

Rachel Holt – Sports Reporter for NESN


Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

“To support the amazing women around me!”

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

“My mom!”

Tanya Edwards - Writer and Producer 

Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

"We all have to help each other. Otherwise, what's the point?"

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?
 
"All of them!"

Dr. Fabianna Marie - CEO of Fabulously Fighting and Fabssential Wellness

 

Why do you support the Ellie Fund?
 
"As a 14 Breast Cancer Fighter, the Ellie Fund is Essential for support, funding, and research."
 
Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?
 
"Helene Palmer"

Janet Wu - Anchor for Bloomberg


Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

"I love the one-on-one patient support the Ellie Fund provides as we all try to make progress against this terrible disease."

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

"Kim Ring! For bringing us together. Other than that, Betty White is a bombshell to me for her attitude!"

Kerry Kavanaugh - Anchor and Investigative Reporter for Boston 25 News

Why do you support the Ellie Fund? 

"I support the Ellie Fund because it's a truly great example of the community helping the community. And that community is filled with amazingly strong and inspiring women."

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

"My baby girl Khloe Rose! She's 7 months and reminds me every day of what's really important in life."

Ashley Herron - President of The Miss Pink Organization


Why do you support the Ellie Fund?
 
"We consider The Ellie Fund the ‘big sister’ organization we aspire to be more like. The whole mantra of ‘women supporting women’ is why we strive to support them as often as possible. They have a similar platform as The Miss Pink Organization and we love to watch their organization grow and be supported by rockstar (or should I say BOMBSHELL) women and an unbelievable community. Some of our Miss Pink Warriors have come to know The Ellie Fund and it means the world to hear of an organization that is rooted to helping women spend more time on healing and with their family versus daily stressors of everyday like plus treatment. We understand the work that goes in to what they do and we love them, appreciate them and want to cheer them on to continue to make movements against breast cancer!"

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

"My list keeps growing - love them all."

Meredith Gorman - Freelance Sports Reporter

Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

"I support the Ellie Fund because it's an amazing organization that supports a great cause that is near and dear to my heart."

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

"Kim Ring!!"

Ashlee Feldman - Radio Host for iHeart Media Boston

Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

"A few of my family members have suffered from breast cancer, so I am all about raising awareness and helping in anyway I can."

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

"Kim Ring!"

Olivia Vanni - Inside Track Columnist at The Boston Herald

Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

"Patients should focus solely on healing while receiving treatment, and the Ellie Fund helps them do just that."

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

"Ooph, I don't think I could pick a favorite...There are too many boss ladies doing amazing things!"

Jen Royle - Chef, Owner of TABLE Restaurant


Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

"I support anything Kim Ring does."

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

"Kim Ring."

Kendra Petrone - Executive Producer and On Air Personality for MAGIC 106.7

Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

"Breast Cancer has touched my family like many others, and we need to continue to support each other, and do whatever we can to help find a cure, once and for all."

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

"I can't pick just one!"

Jackie Bruno - Reporter for NBC 10 Boston


Why do you support the Ellie Fund?
 
"I love the work the Ellie Fund does to make sure women feel supported during their fight against breast cancer."
 
Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?
 
"Kim Ring or Cindy Crawford (tie)."
 
Sarah McMahon - Vice President of Nicole Russo Communications

Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

"The Ellie Fund is an amazing resource for breast cancer patients and their families in Massachusetts. It is important to support the Ellie Fund so that patients can continue to benefit from their services."
 
Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?
 
"All of the amazing Bombshells of years past!"
 
Kwani Lunis - Social Media Coordinator for NBC Sports Boston

 

Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

"After being a bombshell last year for the first time I really had the opportunity to see what the Ellie fund was really all about. It was beautiful to see all the love and support that has come from this great fundraiser and I am so excited to get to support it once again." 
 
Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?
 
"Me?! (Haha)"
 
Michaela Vernava - Reporter for NESN

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

"My mom!"

Jessica Callahan - On-Air Personality for 101.7 The Bull


Why do you support the Ellie Fund?
 
"I've had relatives that have had breast cancer and I'm glad I can continue to help raise awareness in support of them!"
 
Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?
 
"My aunts that have survived breast cancer."

Katherine J. Igoe - Editor for MarieClaire.com, Freelance Writer

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?
 
"AOC."

Meghan Ottolini - Multimedia Reporter for the Boston Herald


Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

"My mom is a 2x breast cancer survivor, so this cause is close to my heart."

Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

"My mom! She rocks."

Cheryl Fenton - Freelance Magazine

Why do you support the Ellie Fund?

"My mom is a survivor."
 
Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?

"They are all my favorites - too many to mention but all strong and powerful voices, bodies and minds."

Jackie Levine - Owner of Central Square Florist


Why do you support the Ellie Fund?
 
"I think the Ellie fund is an amazing organization and the support they provide to woman with breast cancer is so special and important."
 
Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?
 
"Heather! She’s superwoman!"

Erin O'Malley - Radio Personality for Mix 104.1


Why do you support the Ellie Fund?
 
"The Ellie Fund helped my family during my fight against breast cancer last year and I can’t do enough to help them now! They delivered meal prep kits straight to my front door, and that enabled me to still make dinners for my little family. It allowed me to maintain some normalcy, when I least expected it."
 
Who is your favorite Bombshell of all time?
 
"P!NK. She’s strong, talented and kind. She is also fiercely protective of her family and stands up for other women, always."

 

Join us and these amazing ladies at Glass House on August 28th to support this amazing cause! Get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/bombshells19

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