A Membership Social Held At La Vie en Blanc
“We are very excited about the growth in membership. It validates the importance of our mission and grant program,” said Becki Tinter, Membership Chair of the 1000+ Club to Benefit Cancer, Inc. Merrill Thomas, Chair of the recent Membership Social, held at the popular Furnishings Boutique La Vie en Blanc, at 4150 North Federal Highway, echoed Becki’s comment, in welcoming the new members and other guests.
Adding to the 25 new members who were recognized at last year’s Grant Presentation Luncheon, hosted by Lorraine Thomas; were Arlene Mendell, Jean Stoddart, Ellen Fischer, Sue Nesbit, Rochelle Golub, Carolyn Burns, Susan Black, Becky McGilvray, Lois Bundy and Connie Christianson.
“Since 2011, 1000+ Club has awarded almost $500,000 in grants to numerous cancer related non– profits in Broward County,” said President, Jennifer Tallow, President of the 1000+ Club. “Cancer touches almost everyone’s life in some way. We take great pride in being an organization that ‘raises it in Broward and gives it back to Broward,’”
Much of the talk at the social was about the upcoming Spring Luncheon, with the theme, “Give Cancer the Boot,” taking place on Wednesday, April 5th. Chaired by Christine Galvin, the event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six Pier Top, 2301 SE 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale. The event begins at 11:00 a.m. with a champagne reception while guests enjoy the silent and Chinese auction. Ellen Fischer will moderate a Cabi Spring fashion show lunch while lunch is served.
Adam Kuperstein, Co-Anchor of NBC 6 weeknight news, will serve as Emcee.
Recognized for their supporter were Diamond Sponsor Lorraine Thomas, a longtime member and supporter of 1000+ Club, and sponsors Nova Southeastern University (NSU), The Colonnade Outlets of Sawgrass Mills, Broward Health, Memorial Cancer Institute, Carol Powell in memory of Michelle Wood, Holy Cross Hospital, Thomas & Pearl, P.A., Ann Powell and City Furniture.
The Club’s new initiative, Chad’s Bracket Red Wagon Project, a non for profit, will be showcased at the lunch. Created in 2014 by Roger Leggett, whose granddaughter, Felicity, had been battling pediatric cancer and named in honor of his late son, Felicity’s uncle. The goal is to help children and their parents navigate the halls of hospitals with medical equipment by donating retrofitted wagons to hospital pediatric wards. A wagon and information regarding how to purchase a wagon to donate to a local pediatric cancer unit will be available at the luncheon.
“Find a need and fill it was a popular maxim of Dr. Norman Vincent Peale,” said Treasurer, Reba Amdur, referring to the creation of the retro-fitted Radio Flyer Wagons that are making life easier and “fun” for children with cancer.
1000+ Club’s mission is to provide funding to selected 501(c)3 Broward County cancer organization(s) through fundraising events and membership contributions to support cancer education and cancer patient services.