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Recap: Let Your Hair Down, Girls’ Night Out

Posted on October 30th, 2012

by Linda Bewley, outreach coordinator

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Linda and Kathy, the event organizer

I had the pleasure of attending, “Let Your Hair Down, Girl’s Night Out” on October 19, to benefit our organization.

Over 100 women enjoyed the evening that featured a buffet dinner, raffle, and 12 vendors in differing areas selling their products. My role was to explain the services that we provide to those with cancer in our community. I found that our ribbon display was the ideal ice breaker. The women found it easy to share stories with me and with each other over the ribbons they selected to wear—telling one touching story after another. By the end of the evening, a majority of women were wearing ribbon “corsages” in support of all those they knew who have been touched by this disease.

Kathy Roberts started this event last year in conjunction with a fundraiser her husband Todd has been doing at Northwood Middle School for 10 years. He has decided that this is his last year, but since both Kathy and Todd feel that giving back to the community is important, they have decided to make this event a yearly one with our organization as the non profit beneficiary.

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Kathy and her husband Todd present Linda with the proceeds from the event.

Kathy and Todd came to the agency on Thursday and presented us with a check for $1,600! Thank you so very much for this gift and for the support you are showing to Cancer Services!

2 Comments

2 Responses to “Recap: Let Your Hair Down, Girls’ Night Out”

  1. Peter Albertson Says:

    Good idea. Looks like you were having fun at the event. I really think that these “small” events are wonderful because of getting the message out, just as much as for the funds raised.

    Peter E. Albertson, MPC
    Client Advocate

    866-484-9560
    6316 Mutual Drive
    Fort Wayne, IN 46825
    palbertson@cancer-services.org

  2. Gayle Bloom Says:

    Linda,
    What a wonderful way to share the message of Cancer Services. I am impressed with this event and the storytelling that seemed to happen spontaneously. Thanks for sharing it. Gayle Bloom

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