2017 Holiday Membership Luncheon and Grant Presentation

1000+ Club to Benefit Cancer held their Holiday Membership Luncheon and Grant Presentations on Friday, December 15th.

Thank you to Lorraine Thomas for graciously hosting and underwriting this annual luncheon. Chaired by Anne Ahrens, the event highlighted this years’ fundraising efforts and growing membership of the club.  Thanked were the committee members, Reba Amdur, Marian McCray-DeLoach, Lorraine Thomas and Kathleen Thomsen.

New members were introduced by Anne Ahrens, Vice President of Membership, and were presented a rose.  The Club presently has a membership of over 200.

 

New Members

 

 

Kathleen Thomsen, President, welcomed the seventy plus attendees, recognized the current Board Members and gave the President’s report. Merrill Thomas, Vice President of Charitable Giving, was then introduced to announce the six 2017 grant recipients.

 

Debbie’s Dream Foundation

Debbie’s Dream Foundation

 

Patient education webinars and information to address stomach cancer


Flashes of Hope

Flashes of Hope

 

Photo sessions and photo packages for children battling cancer

 


Holy Cross Hospital, Inc.

Holy Cross

 

Early breast cancer screening for uninsured and underserved minority communities

 


Jessica June Children’s Cancer Foundation

 

Jessica June Children’s Cancer Foundation

 

Financial relief for families of children with cancer

 


Memorial Foundation, Inc.

 

Direct client services to address nutritional challenges faced by cancer patients

 


Unforgettable Prom Foundation

Unforgettable Prom Foundation

 

“A Prom to Remember” for teens with cancer

 


The grant committee members consisted of Merrill Thomas, Chair, Beverly Dinunzio, Billie Sue Engel, Marsha Levy, Gina Stelnik and Kathleen Thomsen.

 

In closing, attendees were asked to mark their calendars for the Club’s next event “Blue Jeans and Bling” on April 7, 2018 at the VFW Post 1966, 350 SW 25th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL.  This fun event will feature the live music of Big City Dogs, barbeque, raffles and much, much more.

Contact Kathleen Thomsen at kthomsen@bellsouth.net to learn how you can become a sponsor or purchase a ticket.  More information will be available at https://1000plusclub.org or 1000+ Club to Benefit Cancer Facebook page.