“This is my way of giving back to women battling breast cancer. I have events year-round, I assist families dealing with hardships, and provide services free of charge to women such as lawn care, snow removal, house cleaning, and getting wigs. Anything a woman may need, if she contacts me, I find a local entrepreneur to fulfill the service.”
Not Just October is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization founded by METRO Operator Lavar Jacobs to expand the knowledge and resources available to breast cancer patients, survivors, and their supporters.
Operator Jacobs founded the organization in memory of his mother, Kim, who passed away in 2009 from breast cancer. His vision is to change the way our communities think and talk about breast cancer and continue to stress the importance of regular health screenings.
“I’ve been doing this for four years now. I get a lot of support. Everyone enjoys what I do.
“I’m sure my mom’s happy. I’ve helped three women who have passed away from breast cancer and I picture them all up there talking about me and Not Just October.”
For more information about Not Just October, visit notjustoctober.org.
“We Declare War on Breast Cancer. That’s my motto.”