Ballroom in Motion's Pink Party for Breast Cancer
Organized by: Jenni Hand
EVENT DATE Oct 22, 2016
2016 Ballroom in Motion Pink Party by Teena Marie - Benefiting University Hospital's Breast Health Center
Nearly everyone in America is touched by someone with breast cancer. With this in mind, we are now preparing for the 5th annual Pink Party in Augusta, GA, sponsored by Ballroom in Motion, a company owned and operated by a survivor. The purpose of this event is to provide a personal approach to helping the oncology physicians and staff at University Hospital and those who support cancer patients throughout the Augusta area. One of the more predominant focuses of this event relates to the caregivers.
Teena, our fearless leader says: “You see, I was one of ‘those’ patients. When someone asked me how they could help, no matter how much I needed it, my smiling response was, “I can’t think of a thing.” I’ve met so many other women and men undergoing treatment who would do the same rather than accept help. My husband Rick took on a thousand extra tasks without complaint. But it was exhausting. It occurred to me that a gift card would be incredibly wonderful for those evenings where my family members felt overwhelmed. Being able to drop by and pick up a great meal to take home would be a real treat and one less burden to accomplish. A round of golf, spa treatment, and lots of other things would be a surprise and a welcome respite, too. We know that taking happy breaks restores the soul and helps us to withstand the fear and suffering a loved one is undergoing.” Our goal is to earn donations that we can then convert over to gift cards for these selfless caregivers and also the families of the patients themselves. The more we can earn will help to give us greater options for our gifts. In the end, we will present hundreds of gift cards with the donations and proceeds of a silent auction to the staff of The Breast Health Center. They’ll be able to mail those cards at random times to lift the spirits of patients and their families. We place no “from” title on our gift cards. We do not want credit for these efforts. We only want them presented with thanks and love. How cool is that? Those contributing will be acknowledged during our private event, but will not be revealed to the gift recipients. Everyone who receives your contribution will be very grateful. Thank You So Much for your donation!