Women’s Business Center Celebrates Cancer Survivors

By  //  November 13, 2012

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Teams With Indialantic Rotary Club In Fundraiser

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA –Florida Institute of Technology’s Women’s Business Center teamed with the Rotary Club of Indialantic to raise more than $7,000 through the 3.2-mile Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, which took place at Space Coast Stadium in Viera in October.

Some of the Women’s Business Center participants in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk included from left, Renee Couptherwaite, Beth Gitlin and Jaylene Becker. (Image courtesy Florida Tech)

Captain of the joint “Team Courage Heart and Soul” was WBC Director Beth Gitlin, a one-year breast cancer survivor.

The event featured pink bra-clad ladies and gentlemen who participated in the walk, which is sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

“This was a celebration of survivorship. It was an occasion to express hope and our shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love,” said Gitlin.

The Women’s Business Center at Florida Tech is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. It is an outreach of the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business.

The WBC provides women with opportunities, tools and connections to advance their global influence and success.

The center offers well-equipped facilities conveniently located at Florida Tech, teachers, mentors and volunteers with expertise and business knowledge, partnering with community organizations for broad outreach, and training and resources that are onsite and online to accommodate busy schedules and provide easy access.


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