Hats and Tea cancer fundraiser set for June 22

2014-06-05T00:00:00Z Hats and Tea cancer fundraiser set for June 22For The Times nwitimes.com
June 05, 2014 12:00 am  • 

OLYMPIA FIELDS | On June 22 more than 300 community members are expected at the Hats and Tea fundraiser for The Cancer Support Center at Olympia Fields Country Club, 2800 Country Club Drive.

To purchase tickets or tables, call The Cancer Support Center at (708) 798-9171. Adult tickets are $45 and children ages 3-12 years are $20. Shop at the vendor fair from noon to 2:30 p.m., no ticket necessary, open to the public. For tea and treats from 2:30 to 4 p.m., tickets and reservations are required. Deadline for ticket purchase is June 13. Miss Illinois International, Jessica Jacksa, will be available for photos, and entertainment is provided by soloist Lisa Kristina.

Since 1994, The Women’s Board has raised funds and awareness for The Cancer Support Center. All monies raised from Hats and Tea will provide programs and resources at no charge for those living with a cancer diagnosis as well as to their loved ones, in the south suburbs.

“The Cancer Support Center is a lifeline to so many in our community looking for support and guidance as they navigate their cancer journey. For 20 years, The Women’s Board has provided funds and awareness for The CSC’s free programs. The Hats and Tea event is an opportunity for all of us to celebrate survivors and caregivers alike, raise a little money in support and have a little fun while doing some good,” say Dee Adam and Fran Bruni, co-chairs of this year’s event.

The Cancer Support Center gives strength, guidance and support to anyone living with a cancer diagnosis, as well as to their loved ones. The center is a community-based, volunteer-driven, donor-supported organization. The programs, resources and services are always delivered by professional therapists, counselors, nutritionists, and experts; and are provided in a warm, welcoming and nurturing setting at no cost to participants. Offices are located in Homewood and Mokena, and programs are also facilitated at several hospitals and cancer centers in Southland communities. The center is able to provide these resources to anyone regardless of financial ability because of the generosity of individuals, organizations and events like Hats and Tea.

For more information about The Cancer Support Center, The Women’s Board or Hats and Tea, call (708) 798-9171.

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