On Saturday, April 7th, “Rhinestone Cowboys and Cowgirls” came out to support 1000+ Club to Benefit Cancer (1000+ Club).
This amazing event was held at the VFW Post 1966 in Ft. Lauderdale. Blue Jeans & Bling was a special event that was chock-full of fun! Denim, Rhinestone Studded Blue Jeans, and Party Dresses were ‘Blinged up’! Everything was “in” at Blue Jeans & Bling!
“What an amazing first time event! $43,000 was raised for 1000+ Club’s 2018 Charitable Grant Giving” saidKathleen Thomsen, President of the 1000+ Club. “155 supporters came out to show their support for 1000+ Club and the impact it we have on our community. In 2017 1000+ Club was proud to award grants to six Broward cancer nonprofit organizations totaling $64,000.”
Guests socialized, while shopping the amazing Silent Auction. Mistress of Ceremonies and singer “Two Story Lori” McQuestion,popular South Florida vocalist, opened the evening introducing the “Big City Dogs” Band, one of South Florida’s favorite Classic Rock and Blues Bands who got the crowd on their feet dancing. Working up an appetite, guests were treated to food by the infamous Georgia Pig and Bar-B-Que.
“We are an organization that started as an arm of a much larger national organization but realized that we wanted to raise money in Broward and to give back to Broward, our community,” explained Merrill Thomas, VP of Charitable Giving. “In 2009, 1000+ Club to Benefit Cancer, Inc., a/k/a 1000+ Club, was created to do just that.”
In 2011, 1000+ Club identified the needs of non-profit 501(c)(3) cancer organizations needing monetary support for cancer education or cancer patient services in Broward County area and formed the Charitable Giving Committee. Since then 1000+ Club has awarded over $600,000 in grants through fundraisers, dues, and sponsorships to assist programs and services that have made a significant difference in the lives of many cancer patients and their families.