Jewelry Box raises $2,500 for breast cancer group
The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest has raised more than $2,500 for Breast Cancer Solutions, a nonprofit organization that helps ensure access to lifesaving breast treatment for patients who can't continue working or who have inadequate resources.
About 60 people participated in Thursday's fundraiser at the jewelry store. There was a silent auction of fine jewelry and watches. Guests also brought in gold to sell to the store. The store, co-owned by Jack Levenson and Christine Anzell, donated a percentage of the proceeds to the Lake Forest-based cancer charity.
The store is also selling pink watches with the trademark pink ribbons that represent breast cancer for $24.95; $10 of which are donated to the charity. So far this month, the store has sold 80 watches. The watches are on sale through the end of the week.
Levenson and Anzell often help out the community and most recently donated proceeds from watch battery sales to Brent Sirignano, an El Toro High School senior who was critically injured in a car crash earlier this year.
Breast Cancer Solutions was founded 12 years ago by Lake Forest resident Heather Gilbert. The organization, which relies on grants and fundraising, operates in Southern California. The group helps breast cancer patients when their income and resources do not meet their basic living needs; provides an interim financial safety net to assist patients while they undergo treatment; and helps their clients with referrals to other organizations that may provide additional cancer support services.
The Jewelry Box is at 21771 Lake Forest Drive. For information, call 949-855-9778.
By ERIKA I. RITCHIE THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Contact the writer: 949-454-7307 or