June is cancer survivor awareness month. Survivors and supporters in communities around the world will come together to celebrate and recognize cancer survivors in their community, to raise awareness of the challenges these survivors face, and, most importantly, to celebrate life.
In honor of this special celebration of life, We at Love Shack Boutique on Saturday, June 17th from 11a-9pm will be hosting a shopping experience that will give 20% of your purchases to outstanding/pending medical bills for Julian Acuña. Julian is a Testicular Cancer survivor, and is the son of Lo, which is one of our amazing staff member’s.
As a thank you for helping us support Julian, You could win a Love Shack Boutique gift basket valued at over $150!
You will be entered in the raffle to win the gift basket the following ways-
~ RSVP to this event via Facebook here and you will be entered in the drawing once.
~ And for every $50 you spend at the event you will be entered in the drawing.
You do not need to be present to win, we will announce the winner on June 17th at 930p.
We are looking forward to seeing you on Saturday, June 17th swing by anytime between 11a – 9p and shop for a great cause!
If you can’t make it, but still want to show your support, you can make a donation online here
We hope to bring education and awareness to all, Read about Julian’s story here –
“My name is Julian Acuña, and I’m a 20-year old Testicular Cancer survivor. During the last weeks of May in 2016, I was having severe lower back pain, along with pain when urinating. This resulted in me going in to get checked out by the doctor. As a couple of days pass while on medication, I had then felt an abnormal texture on my left testicle. The abnormality was very firm, and hard. I knew I had to get back to the doctor as soon as I could. More medication was prescribed but didn’t help so an ultrasound was scheduled. Within less than a week, I was told that I needed to see the urologist as soon as possible. On June 24th, 2016 at the age of 19, I was diagnosed with stage 2B Testicular Cancer. After being diagnosed, I had to then make an ultimate decision on when to have surgery, and I decided it was best to get it over with. Within that day I decided to have blood work done, CT-Scan with contrast, and a radical inguinal orchiectomy; the removal of my left testicle. The cancer had spread from my left testicle to my lymph nodes in my abdominal region which meant chemotherapy was going to be needed. On July 18th I started my journey with chemotherapy. I was enduring 3 cycles of BEP which were the drugs administered to me. After 3 long months on September 23rd, I was pronounced cancer free. As a survivor, I will always try and spread the word to others about getting checked out. There’s never a time to be embarrassed when it comes to the concern of your health. As a man or woman, you only have one body, so take care of it.”