Love, Loss and What I Wore by Nora & Delia Ephron

Love, Loss and What I Wore

Oct. 3rd at 7:00pm

Oct. 4th at 7:00pm

Oct. 5th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Oct. 11th at 7:00pm & 12 @ 7:00 pm

Oct. 12th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Carnegie Visual Arts Center, 207 Church St., Decatur, AL

Bank Street Players is honored to present “Love, Loss and What I Wore” this October at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center with proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Center at the University of Alabama Birmingham. The play by Nora and Delia Ephron is a powerful work about women that is both poignant and humorous as it explores a range of life experiences to which everyone in the audience will find a way to relate.

CAST: Colleen McNabb Samples, Margaret Bibb, Kailey Burkhardt, Nina Soden, Cherie Elise Evans, and Cathy Bell Altonji


All tickets are $15, general admission, and will be sold at the door beginning a half-hour before each performance. Tickets can be reserved for pick up at the will-call desk before each show by calling 256-318-3265.

Proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Center at the UAB.

For more information contact: or 256-318-3265 or 256-341-0562

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2012

Since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I was looking for ways to showing my support. If you are too, but you don’t have a lot of money to donate – then keep reading.

Does $3.99 sound like to much? No? Then you have come to the right place!

In the spirit of breast cancer awareness month – I will be donating the profits from the October sales of my book AWAKEN to team STEP BY STEP who will be walking in the 2013 Susan G. Komen 3-day For The Cure. These amazing women (Nicole Smith and Clara Tapaninen) will be walking the 60 mile 3-day walk for the third year in a row, and although I would love to walk with them… other commitments stand in the way. Therefore, I will find other ways to participate and so can YOU!

My book AWAKEN is only $3.99 online NOW and available for download to your Kindle, Nook, iPad, etc…. Just follow one of the links below and get your copy today. The Bonus – You can feel good about your purchase because the profits will go toward finding a cure for Breast Cancer! Who can say no to that?


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Giving Back

Okay, this is off the subject of publishing, writing, etc… As you know I do that from time to time (OFTEN). I want to talk about the importance of giving back – donating – making a sacrifice that could help save lives.

There are people in this world that strive to serve others, help, make a difference – for no other reason then that they care. I know two women very close to my heart (my mother and my sister) who fall into that category that can only be described as extraordinary. This is the second year that they have made the commitment to walk in the Susan G. Komen 3-day. Now if you don’t know what the 3-day is let me explain: thousands of women, men, even children gather together to walk sixty (60) miles in three days. Why? Just to show their support and love for those suffering with, surviving, and even those that passed away from breast cancer. In order to participate in the walk they have to raise something like $2300 each ($4600 as a team). That money goes toward finding a cure for breast cancer! Can you think of a better way to help someone?

Well my mother and sister have been training since last fall for this years walk. They are just five (5) short weeks away and they still need to raise more than half of the money needed to be able to walk.  With that said – I am asking for your help.  Together they still have to raise $2,802.00 in the next five (5) weeks.  I know that seems like a lot, and I’m not asking any one person to make such a huge donation, but even a $5 donation will help get them to their goal.

Please consider making a donation.

The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2012:

  • About 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
  • About 63,300 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
  • About 39,510 women will die from breast cancer

With numbers as shocking as that how can you not want to give?

So, thank you for taking the time to consider this issue and if you are gracious enough to open your wallet or even your change purse to donation $1, $5, $20 or any amount you feel comfortable giving my heart goes out to you.


Click here to view the team page for Step by Step If the text below does not appear as a clickable link, you can cut and past the web address into your browser:

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Many of us know someone in our lives who has suffered or died from Breast Cancer. I’ve heard one out of every three women will contract breast cancer in their lifetime. That means between my mother, my sister, and myself it is likely that one of us will get breast cancer before we die. I’m not sure how realistic those statistics are, but if they are anywhere near the truth, then those are scary odds.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! With that in mind I wanted to tell you about two of the most amazing, vibrant, enthusiastic, heart warming women I know. They are my role models, my inspiration, and above all else the strength that has gotten me through so many hard times throughout my life! I don’t know where I would be without their constant love and support.

My sister a truly amazing woman has not only a full-time job as a lawyer at her own law firm and a family to care for; and my mother a woman who doesn’t know the meaning of surrender, who will never let herself or anyone else settle for being a victim have devoted much of the last year to helping raise money to find a cure for breast cancer, and plan to do the same this year.

With your help they can reach far beyond their combined goal of raising $4800 toward the 2012 Susan G. Komen 3-Day (60 miles in 3 days all to raise money for breast cancer research).

I will be donating again this year! WILL YOU?

Donating is easy. You can donate online at by searching under the team name (Step by Step).

If you own your own company, or think the company you work for would be willing to match your donation or do a corporate sponsorship please forward this information on. They are looking for corporate sponsors willing to donate $250 or more. They will even have corporate sponsor’s names put on the back of the shirts that she will be wearing for the 2012 walk.

Most of us know someone who has died from, or survived breast cancer. In the memory of those that have passed away and to secure a future for those survivors and those yet to be diagnosed please know that every penny helps. Even if all you can give is $5, know that it can make a difference!

All donations are tax deductions. You will receive a printable receipt via email after you have made your online donation.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Below you will find a letter from my sister explaining her experience during the 2011 3-Day walk and why she is so passionate about continuing to dedicate herself to the fight to find a cure!

Hi everyone,

For those of you who do not now, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and since I am dedicated to helping find a cure, I am doing it again – I signed up for the 2012 Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure®! I had such an incredible experience doing the 2011 3-Day for the Cure just one month ago that I’m going back for more. I’m so excited about this event, even though this time I really know what I’ve gotten myself into.

Just in case you missed my account of the 2011 event, it was an amazing event. This event isn’t easy, but I promise you, I wouldn’t be doing it if I didn’t believe 100% that it was worth every muscle ache, weary night and training walk!

I need your help. I am planning on surpassing the $2300.00 that you – my friends and family – gave so generously last time around to help end breast cancer. As such I am looking for 40 of you to donate just $60, a dollar for every mile I will be walking, to help me meet my goal. For those that want to donate more, I am looking for corporate sponsors willing to donate $250 or more. I will have corporate sponsor’s names put on the back of the shirts I will be wearing for the 2012 walk.

Donating is easy. You can donate online at by searching under my name and team name (Step by Step). You can also donate by printing off the donation form that can be mailed in.

I want to thank you in advance for your generosity. If you have any questions or want to hear more about what I’m doing, I love talking about the event. Thanks for all of your support. I’m incredibly lucky to have people like you in my life!

Nicole Smith

P.S. Don’t wait – donate today. One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes in the United States. We don’t have time to wait to find a cure, we need to act now!