September 18, 2009 (RALEIGH, NC) — Pretty In Pink Foundation and the Women Business Owners Network (WBON) will host “Honoring You,” a Fashion Show and Luncheon, on Wednesday, October 7th, to celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to raise funds for the Pretty In Pink Foundation. The show and luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m., at the Matthews House, 317 W. Chatham Street, Cary.
The Fashion Show will include 10 winter styles from Doncaster in Chapel Hill, modeled by WBON members and Pretty In Pink Foundation volunteers. Fashion authority Mary Michele Little of OneChicMama.com will emcee the show.
Pretty In Pink Foundation is the only not-for-profit organization in North Carolina that provides financial resources for uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients with limited financial means, including the lack of health insurance. In a message to its membership, WBON noted the reasons why funds raised from the Fashion Show and Luncheon are so important:
- One in 10 women is diagnosed with breast cancer each year and almost 20 percent of women in North Carolina are without health insurance.
- Life-saving breast cancer treatment bills can total in the $100,000s.
- Pretty in Pink Foundation, headquartered in Raleigh, provides access to quality of life support, education and life-saving resources to North Carolinians diagnosed with breast cancer, regardless of their ability to pay.
Those who attend the event can get involved in various ways besides the cost of a ticket, WBON notes. They can honor someone by sponsoring a Pink Balloon Display or Pink Flower Bouquet for the Show. (Both are $25 and can be purchased at www.wbon-cary.org.) They can also purchase raffle tickets for $5 to win a “50/50 Drawing” in which 50 percent of the money raised through the raffle goes to Pretty In Pink. (Last year’s winner took home $2500.)
The cost for the luncheon is $20 for members and $30 for non-members who pre-register before Monday, October 5th at 12 noon. Registration at the door is welcomed for $40.
For more information on the “Honoring You” Fashion Show and Luncheon and to make reservations, visit www.wbon-cary.org or contact Ruth Drum at Crossroads Business Center at 919-424-3801.
For more information on Pretty In Pink Foundation, visit www.prettyinpinkfoundation.org.
About Pretty In Pink Foundation
Pretty in Pink Foundation is the only not-for-profit organization in North Carolina that provides financial resources for uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients with limited financial means. Founded in 2004 by breast surgeon Dr. Lisa Tolnitch, Pretty In Pink’s vision is to have a presence in every state by 2020 and is well on the way of breaking ground in Virginia and South Carolina in 2010. More than ninety percent of donations go directly to providing the funding for necessary treatment, surgery, support and resources to help breast cancer patients win the fight. Proudly supported by Triangle-based Capital Bank, Pretty In Pink Foundation is able to minimize operational costs by maintaining a committed group of volunteers and supporters to further its efforts. For more information on donating, sponsoring, volunteering or applying for hardship funding, please visit www.prettyinpinkfoundation.org.
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