2nd Annual Pink Ribbon Raffle - June 27th

By Jayne Ann Bugda | jbugda@pahomepage.com

Published 05/28 2014 11:41PM

Updated 05/31 2014 03:36AM

In celebration of June being National Cancer Survivors Month, Carole’ Ann F. Bowyer, the fund’s originator, and volunteers are hosting the Pink Ribbon Raffle, a breast cancer awareness event at the Lounge in Bartonsville, on Friday, June 27.

  Starting in May raffle tickets can be purchased at various locations such as Jade Hair Salon, Stroudsburg, Frailey Insurance and Financial Services, Rt.611, and Strunk-Albert Engineering, Rt. 209, East Stroudsburg. Tickets ($5.00 each or 3 for $10.00) can also be purchased by visiting the fund’s website, www.hopeforstrength.com. Checks can be made payable to Pocono Health Foundation.  You need  not be present to win.

Top prizes are a “Jump for Hope” tandem skydive, a Pocono Mountain Adventures package, Pocono Raceway tickets, a “Pure Joy” massage package, a Kindle Fire, and a breast cancer ribbon accessory. 

There will be other raffle prizes, entertainment plus a signature martini, “The Hope Explosion”, specifically made for the event.  “Margaret” the pink fire truck will be there and Marshalls Creek Chiropractic will be giving massages for a $10.00 donation to the Fund. The fun starts at 5:00 p.m. and is open to the public.
All money raised going to the Hope for Strength Breast Cancer Fund. The purpose of the fund is to minimize the financial and emotional impact of breast cancer diagnoses and treatment.  The Hope for Strength Breast Cancer Fund will provide up to $500 to both male and female patients of the Dales and Frances Hughes Cancer Center for basic living expenses. The fund was established in 2011 after Bowyer’s daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Although Bowyer’s daughter lives in Washington, DC, they decided to create Hope for Strength in the Pocono Mountains to help the patients in the area where Ms. Beers grew up and received an education.

Contact Carole’ Ann F. Bowyer at cabowyer@ptd.net or 570 977-0872 for more information about the Hope for Strength Breast Cancer Fund and how you can get involved.  

(Information from Carole Ann Bowyer)

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