For bonds written on pink paper in the month of
October, we will donate a portion of the fee to the
In 1995, Jane Weiner, a professional dancer in New York City,
learned that her sister in Houston, Susan Rafte, had been
diagnosed with breast cancer. Jane joined with friends and
fellow dancers David Parker, Sara Hook and Robin Staff, to found
Pink Ribbons Project, dancers in motion against breast cancer.
Together they produced a fund-raiser in New York City to raise
enough money to send breast cancer survivors to testify in
Congressional hearings in Washington, D.C. That testimony helped
convince the FDA to approve three new cancer-fighting drugs. One
of those drugs, Taxotere, was a drug that Susan would take the
next year, allowing her to improve enough to receive a stem-cell
transplant in 1997.
Today, Susan is not only a multi-year cancer survivor, but the
Survivor Founder of Pink Ribbons Project. She works tirelessly
with Jane, now the Artistic Director, to educate the community
about breast cancer through the mediums of dance and the other
For bonds written on blue paper in the month of
July, we will donate a portion of the fee to the
Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) is a non-profit
organization comprised of 17coastal state chapters spanning the
Gulf of Mexico,the Atlantic seaboard and the Pacific Northwest.
CCA’s strength is drawn from the tens of thousands of
recreational saltwater anglers who make up its membership. From
South Texas to the upper reaches of Maine, CCA’s grassroots
influence is felt through state capitals, U.S. Congress and,
most importantly, in the conservation and restoration of our
coastal marine resources.