October is national breast cancer awareness month, and there are a number of local events, luncheons, and benefits in support of organizations which fund research and development of a cure. P/O/N clients Kettering Medical Center Foundation and Five Seasons Family Sports Club are among those holding events this October. We invite you to join them on October 14th and 15th in support of all the incredible people in your life touched by cancer.
Kettering Medical Center Foundation is hosting its Ribbon of Hope Luncheon on October 14th. Check-in begins at 11:00. Lunch begins at 11:45 a.m. This year’s speaker is Peggy Fleming, an Olympic figure skating gold medalist, successful business woman, and tireless champion for health-related causes. As a breast cancer survivor, Ms. Fleming has become an outspoken advocate for breast cancer awareness and the importance of early detection.
The Ribbon of Hope Luncheon began in 2001 as a a fundraiser in support of the Kettering Women’s Wellness Fund, which provides mammography, diagnostic services, and prosthetic apparel to under-served and under-insured women in the Dayton community. The fund has assisted nearly 8,000 women and raised almost $1 million. Throughout the years, the Ribbon of Hope Luncheon has grown from just 75 attendees to over 550 attendees in 2009. In addition to many passionate individuals dedication to supporting the Women’s Wellness Fund, the event is also attended by numerous local corporations and organizations.
Five Seasons Family Sports Club is hosting their Pink Luncheon and tennis clinic benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure on October 15th. Susan G. Komen for the Cure is a global leader in the breast cancer movement, and has invested nearly $1.5 billion toward breast cancer research and support since its inception in 1982. The organization has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer – transforming how the world talks about and treats the disease while helping millions of breast cancer patients become breast cancer survivors.
The tennis clinic will be held at the club’s 4242 Clyo Road location on October 15th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and will be followed by a formal luncheon from 12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch will include a talk by guest speaker Judy Wherley, a breast cancer survivor and representative of the Noble Circle Project, an organization which supports women in their struggle with cancer. The tennis clinic and luncheon are $35. It is $25 for the luncheon only. All proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Vendors from The Pampered Chef, Silpada Jewelry, and more will be setting up booths and providing raffle prizes. A portion of all vendor proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. All raffle proceeds benefit Noble Circle.