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Battle cancer with ‘Hats & Gloves’

Wide brims, small brims or even bare brims will be featured at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the fourth annual “Hats and Gloves With Tea On The Mississippi.” This event is sponsored by Edna B. and Joyce Fay Washington Breast Cancer Foundation in conjunction with Natchez Regional Medical Center and will take place at the Natchez Grand Hotel.

All proceeds from this event will be used to provide mammograms to medically underprivileged women in the Miss-Lou. The program, “Journey To Save A Life,” broke forth three years ago. To date, the foundation has provided services to 37 women!  This level of participation represents a significant increase since 2012. What an exciting phenomenon to know that a difference is being made in our community!

It has been clearly documented that women without insurance will not visit the doctor for preventive measures, since they are unable to pay assessed charges.

While warning signs may be obvious, coupled with fear and the lack of money, too many women choose to ignore the inevitable.

The mission of the foundation is to promote healing for those diagnosed with breast cancer by addressing their psychological, emotional and spiritual needs throughout this life journey. The Foundation also recognizes the importance of education and does so through various venues. Prevention, of course, is the key!

The tea will feature local vocalist Terrance Robinson, and the latest dance maneuvers by the Trinity Episcopal dance team.

As you sip on tea and coffee and delectable hors d’oeuvre, you will have an opportunity to bid on wonderfully unique gifts that have been donated by local business merchants.  Your support of this event, for $25 per person, will make a significant difference.

The foundation is celebrating 20 years of service to women and their families in the New Orleans and Natchez communities. The foundation continues to provide services in New Orleans, especially with the support group, “Sisters In Touch.”

As the founder of the foundation, I shout with joy and thanksgiving in celebration of 25 years of life without breast cancer.

Join us Sunday and make a difference in the lives of medically underserved women in this community!

 

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

 

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