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Sunday tea funds cancer screenings

Published 12:02am Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wear your most beautiful hat, your most distinctive pair of gloves and enjoy an afternoon of tea at the Natchez Grand Hotel at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

The Edna B. and Joyce Fay Washington Breast Cancer Foundation Inc., in cooperation with Natchez Regional Medical Center, will sponsor its third annual Hats And Gloves With Tea On The Mississippi.

All proceeds from this event will be used to provide mammograms to medically underserved women in the Miss-Lou.

To date, 11 women have received mammograms through this program — “Journey To Save A Life!” Our goal is to triple this number by the year 2013.

Since the need is evident in this community, it is not unrealistic to press for the higher mark.

One of the recipients mailed a card of appreciation to the foundation expressing these words: “I will never forget what you have done! May God continue to bless you guys so that you can continue to bless others as myself. Again thanks, J.McC.”

We know that early detection is the key. In addition to monthly self breast examinations, annual mammograms (unless otherwise designated by your physician) are the key.

“Journey To Save A Life” addresses this very issue.

In addition to providing services in the Miss-Lou, Washington Breast Cancer Foundation supports women in New Orleans.

The foundation hosts a support group, Sisters In Touch, and participates in health fairs and educational seminars.

The group meets monthly at the American Cancer Society’s executive offices.

The tea will feature Southern Road To Freedom; vocalist Tema Larry and the Trinity Episcopal Dance Team.

Additionally, an exciting variety of items from local businesses will tempt your fancy at the silent auction.

Help us make a difference in the lives of medically underserved women in the Miss-Lou.

Join us on Sunday. Your cost is only $25.

 

Joyce Washington Ivery is the founder and CEO of the Edna B. and Joyce Fay Washington Breast Cancer Foundation Inc.