Fundraisers and Awareness
Nutranail - Starting September 2006, look for specially marked packages of Nutra Nail, sold in most major drug stores and mass chain stores, celebrating women who have survived breast cancer. Each package portrays a different survivor, and their inspiration stories can be found at this link. Asha's picture is on Maximum Nail Hardener, and her story is at this link.
The Wellness Community of Greater Boston
Gilda Radner Award Dinner Honoring: Carmen Dillon, Asha Mevlana, Judith P. Schlager & Helen Spaulding
Monday, June 7, 2004
This year’s Gilda Radner Award dinner, generously underwritten by George Cloutier, Chairman and CEO, American Management Services, Inc., celebrated four strong and spirited women. Carmen Dillon, Asha Mevlana, Judith P. Schlager and Helen Spaulding received The Wellness Community’s Gilda Radner Award on Monday, June 7 at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston. Each honoree has battled breast cancer while living an active and very public life.
Juli Auclair and Phil Lipof,
co-anchors at WHDH Channel 7, were the evening’s
Masters of Ceremonies.
The first "In Living Pink" was held in New York City in October, 2001. The third will be held in October, 2003. It was so successful that other chapters of the Young Survival Coalition have begun holding the event as well. Thus far, over $200,000 has been raised for the Young Survival Coalition (YSC) through this annual event. (See photos from "In Living Pink 2001" and photos from "In Living Pink 2002" )
Through action, advocacy and awareness, the YSC seeks to educate the medical, research, breast cancer and legislative communities and to persuade them to address breast cancer in women age 40 and under. The YSC also serves a a point of contact for young women living with breast cancer.
Tony Teixeira's fundraisers
In March, May and October 2000, and again in January 2001 a close friend of Asha, Tony Teixeira,and another friend, Geoff, hosted fundraisers at Boston clubs to benefit cancer research. Between 300 and 400 people showed up for each event. More than $9000 has been raised to date for the American Cancer Society and the Young Survival Coalition. This is a great way to have a big party, show your support, and do something constructive at the same time.
Joey Cole's documentary
In January 2000, after her first chemotherapy treatment, Asha decided that she wanted to document her experiences. At the the time, Asha's good friend Joey was a graduate student at Columbia's School of Journalism and volunteered to be the cameraperson. For 11 weeks she and two classmates, Anna Dirksen and Michelle May, filmed Asha. The ultimate goal for this project was to use it as a tool to educate yound women about the importance of being proactive with their health. Since the completion of the project in April, 2000, Asha and portions of the documentary have been shown nationally on Oxygen Network, Lifetime Live and the Montell Williams Show.