After a fabulous night of great food and drinks, music and friendship, Tara Sanders-Lowe presented a check to Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley Inc. for $7,000. Accepting the check for the organization was Executive Director, Joan Fell, along with Betty Snyder.
Snyder was diagnosed with breast cancer eight years ago. Her conviction that no woman should go through this disease alone is evident in what Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley does on a daily basis. Betty credits her husbandsâ€™ love, devotion and support to her survival.
BCAâ€”CV wants to be there for women that donâ€™t have a support network. From free mammograms and ultrasounds for prevention, to money for wigs, clothing and wraps for radiation and chemotherapy, BCAâ€”CV offers everything from preventative care to all levels of support to survive. The BCAâ€”CV supports women from south central Pa. to Washington County, Md. and the entire Eastern Panhandle of W.Va. According to Fell, 40 percent of their funds go to the Eastern Panhandle.
Both Fell and Snyder were as excited as the sponsors and Tara Sanders-Lowe, the organizer of the Identity Crisis Event. Party attendees lit up the town, including Matt Fisher with a wonderful lighting of the Yellow Brick Bank. Ken and Mary Lowe, owners of the Yellow Brick Bank, played a huge role. Ken, the ever-gracious host, dressed as Hugh Hefner for the event and turned the restaurant into the â€œBunny Club.â€
Downtown restaurants Devonshire, Domestic, Mecklenburg Inn, opened their doors to guests and donated a portion of their proceeds to the cause. Susan Wolcott at Yarnability in Shepherdstown presented a check for over $450 in silent auction proceeds. Angie Johnson from Blackwell Property Management sponsored a photo booth for the added change your identity touch.
Tara and everyone send a special thank you to everyone who participated to make the night a phenomenal success. And a special thanks to Christopher â€œCrickyâ€ and Michelle Shultz for opening their beautiful home, Wild Goose Farm, for a pre-party celebration.
Valley Homes & Style looks forward to next yearâ€™s event.