By Kim Riha
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the 6th Annual Hidden Meadows Bunco 4 Boobs Fundraiser is on Friday, October 20th at 6:00 pm at the Williams Barn at Walnut Grove Park in San Marcos. It will be a fun-filled evening with food and beverages, a silent auction, bunco games and prizes.
You can reserve your spot now! Just send an email indicating you will be attending to firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
On the day of the event, bring $5 cash to play and a $25.00 donation which will be directed to your choice of one of the charities listed below:
American Cancer Society
Mission Statement – To eliminate cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
The American Cancer Society’s International mission concentrates on capacity building in developing cancer societies and on collaboration with other cancer-related organizations throughout the world carrying out shared strategic directions. The American Cancer Society spends 74% of the money donated to program services with 26% going to supporting services.
Helen Knoll Foundation
Mission Statement: To prevent breast cancer by empowering young women through risk awareness education, advocacy and access to age-appropriate screenings.
The Helen Knoll Foundation, a locally-run volunteer organization, provides a variety of college and public outreach programs that educate young women about breast cancer and research-based prevention strategies. One of the unique aspects of the foundation’s programs is the use of a highly-engaging, interactive assessment of risk factors. The Foundation’s programs are offered throughout Southern California. Helen Knoll Foundation spends 80% on direct services and 20% on Fundraising and Administration. Contributions to the Foundation made through Bunco for Boobs will be designated entirely for direct services.
Susan Love Research Foundation
Mission Statement – To achieve a future without breast cancer by engaging the public and the scientific communities in innovative research on cause and prevention.
We drive progress by being fast, flexible, and project-based. We actively engage the public in our scientific research to ensure that it produces accurate and meaningful results.
Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation spends 83 cents of every dollar in invested research and public education programs.
Susan G. Komen
Mission Statement – To save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering others, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.
Susan G. Komen works in community centers, churches, local clinics and schools to educate people about breast cancer. We focus on supporting those with the fewest resources – uninsured, underinsured and low income women and men unable to access care. Susan G. Komen spends 81% of money donated to their mission. 19% is spent on fundraising and administration.
See you on October 20th!!