Stratford, ON – With their hearts on their sleeves and their bras on the outside, the Fling'em for Breast Cancer gala was another great success! The event raised $17,700 to help breast cancer patients with the costs of wigs, prostheses, palliative care, child care, and other expenses not covered by standard health care plans. Nearly 350 women participated in this year’s key fundraiser for Braz for the Cause including Shannon Doell, a REALTOR® with Sutton Group - First Choice Realty Ltd.*
For the third year in a row, Shannon took the initiative to recruit participants and arrange facilities where they could work on their costumes. The response was very positive and once again, 15 women joined her in the quest to assist local cancer patients.
This year, their costumes were inspired by the ‘minions’ from the movie Despicable Me and featured bright tutus and bras. The costumes were almost as much fun to make as they were to wear! In 2013, their theme was Tahiti Flashers (pictured above).
“There are so many charities involved in cancer research, which is very important, but I love that this event helps local, Stratford patients,” says Shannon. “These are our friends, our family, our mothers, our aunts who are getting direct help from the event. I also love to do things locally so it’s nice when you go to the dinner and even though this is a very large group, I know quite a few of them because Stratford is a small, tight-knit community.”
“Thank you to the wonderful women who were part of this group. In addition to paying to attend the gala, which was an excellent event, some of us also donated prizes for the silent auction. I look forward to the next Braz for the Cause!”
Over the past six years, this gala has raised $77,000. The London Health Sciences Foundation distributes the funds to breast cancer patients with uninsured expenses that on average total $220 per month per patient.
Sutton is a 100% Canadian-owned and operated company with more than 9,000 REALTORS® in over 200 offices nationwide. To find out more about Sutton, visit www.sutton.com. To learn more about Sutton Spirit, visit www.suttonspirit.com.
Sutton Group Realty Services Ltd. Contact:
Melissa Mungall 604-691-1655 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sutton Group - First Choice Realty Ltd.* Contact:
Shannon Doell 519-271-5515 email@example.com
*Independently owned and operated brokerage
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