Recently this past Tuesday I was invited to join a charity event called "Cocktails for a Cure" at a local (and one of my favorites) pub named The Sea Shell. Normally I don't do stories on things of this nature, but when I got to the quaint little place and seen the out poor of support I just thought that it is totally something worth writing about. Especially because there are so many women and families (mine included) fighting this disease every year.
Firstly what is "Cocktails for a Cure"?
Cocktails for a Cure is an annual fundraiser for breast cancer that has been running since October 2012. This charity event was started by Sara Wafa, the owner of the Element Day Spa, located in Moon Township. She was inspired to start this event because her aunt died of breast cancer a few years prior, and wanted to make a fundraiser that would raise money as well as awareness for those who are fighting or have a family member that is fighting this horrible disease. This even is every second Tuesday in October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
What Events Take Place Each Year at Cocktails for a Cure?
Each year at this event The Sea Shell offers $5.00 Mini Massages compliments of Element Day Spa, pink martinis (which are delicious by the way!), a 50/50 raffle which you can win gifts such as Pinktober tees, cure themed treats such as pink ribbon cookies, all topped off with a DJ!
How does the donation process work? And what can you do to donate?
That past two years, Sara has chosen a member in the community who is currently undergoing radiation to donate the money raised by the fundraiser to to help with medical expenses. But don't worry, if you missed Cocktails for a Cure you can still donate by stopping by the Shell and purchase a Pinktober tee for $20 dollars which these proceeds go to the Sara G. Komen Foundation.
In case you missed the event, here are a few fun snapshots I took of the nights events:
Last but not least, the women who make this event happen each year:
Interested in other charity events coming up from these lovely ladies? All through the months of November and December Element Day Spa and The Sea Shell team up and collect donations for Animal Friends located on Camp Horne Road.