Tuesday, October 26, 2010

3rd Annual Hope Tea and Candlelight Service Honoring Breast Cancer Survivors to be Held at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center

The Breast Cancer Survivors’ Network, Inc. (BCSN) proudly announces the 3rd Annual Hope Tea and Candlelight Service, which honors and remembers those who have lost their lives to breast cancer and celebrates those who are fighting and beating breast cancer. The Hope Tea and Candlelight Service will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2010 from 1:00 to 4:30pm at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center in Peachtree City, Georgia. All proceeds from this event will benefit local breast cancer patients and promote the BCSN mission “to provide assistance, education, and positive support services to patients before, during, and after diagnosis and treatment for and recovery of breast cancer.”

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in Georgia, and it is the second most common cause of cancer death in women in the US. In 2009 alone, more than 186,000 women and 1,700 men were diagnosed with breast cancer, and another 41,000 women and men lost their battle with breast cancer.

For this reason, the BCSN is hosting this event to celebrate and remember those in our communities who have been affected by breast cancer. The 3rd Annual Hope Tea and Candlelight Service will feature a unique menu of tea snacks by the Wyndham chefs, specially-designed jewelry and breast cancer quilt raffles, silent auction, and door prizes. Entertainment will be provided by Eric Lanford, a multiple Southeast Emmy Award winner and former CNN Headline News presenter.

In addition, prior to the Hope Tea there will be a Holiday Bazaar showcasing hand- crafted jewelry, linens, and other holiday gifts by local vendors. At the close of the Hope Tea, the BCSN will present three special awards and honor the local men and women we have lost this year with the Candlelight Service.

The Holiday Bazaar will be open from 1:00 - 2:30pm and immediately following the event, and the Hope Tea and Candlelight Service will be held from 2:30 -4:30pm. Limited sponsorships and vendor booths are still available. Tickets are $30 and are on sale now. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door, so please call the BCSN Office to reserve your seat and order by credit card or check. Reserved tables of 8 people are for sale for a $15.00 discount off the total price.

You can have your loved one’s name listed on the program and read aloud during the “In Memory of” and “In Honor of” portions of the candlelight service for $5 per name. Members of the community can also support local Breast Cancer Survivors through this event by making a general donation to the BCSN or by making a donation to sponsor a Breast Cancer Survivor Ticket (for a local Survivor who would not otherwise be able to attend). All contributions are fully tax deductible, and all donors will receive a tax receipt.

The BCSN is a Georgia-based, volunteer-led 501-(c)(3) non-profit organization which provides cancer programs, services, and supplies to underinsured and underserved patients locally and across the state. With more than 35 support groups, we have the largest breast cancer support group system in Georgia. Additionally, we have eight “Hope Closets” to provide surgical and other supplies to patients, with the largest Hope Closet serving patients in the Southern Crescent.

To make a donation or for more information about this event or about the content contained here, please contact Janet Beebe or Chloe Maaske of the Breast Cancer Survivors’ Network, Inc. (BCSN ) at 770-487-4396.

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