Suzanne and Mark Eaton, in their third year selling trees at the Brambleton Town Center and donating the profits to Loudoun’s Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation, presented its Vice Chair, Stephanie Knapp, a $5,100 check on January 7.
“We selected Cherry Blossom three years ago as our beneficiary because my sister, Holly, was helped in her fight against breast cancer by one of their grants to Inova Loudoun Hospital.” Suzanne said. “This small Middleburg-based foundation was crucial to Holly’s treatment and has helped hundreds of other local women,” she added. The total donated by the Eatons since the beginning of tree sales three years ago is more than $12,000.
Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation was created in 2007 in memory of Cheryl Clayton Atkins, known by her family as “Cherry Blossom,” to raise money for the local fight against breast cancer. An all-volunteer organization operating from their homes, the foundation has granted more than $700,000 to organizations such as Inova Loudoun Hospital, Loudoun Breast Health Network, Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers, and Leesburg’s Healthworks to allow them to purchase new equipment, provide mammograms, subsidize surgeries, and provide other breast procedures.