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Tickets now on-sale for 2011 Stylin’ Against Breast Cancer

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The Trinity Health Foundation is now accepting reservations for the 2011 Stylin’ Against Breast Cancer.  Trinity Health Foundation, in partnership with Always a Woman, Midwest Hope and Healing, The American Cancer Society, the Trinity Cancer Center and women who do not represent an organization but who are advocates of breast health and survivors, organize the events each year to raise funds for projects that benefit local breast cancer survivors and promote education about breast cancer and breast health.

On Wednesday, April 20, the group will host a wine and cheese party from 6:30-9 p.m., at the Quad-CitiesWaterfront Convention Center, 2021 State St., Bettendorf.  New this year is Penguins Entertainment who will provide “dueling pianos” during the event.  The party will also include a raffle as well as light hors d’oeuvres and wine served by area men who have a personal connection to someone diagnosed with breast cancer.  Tickets for the wine and cheese party are $20 per person with a reservation or $25 at the door.  Groups of 20 or more will receive 20 free raffle tickets.

The second winner of the Roxanne Kramer Award will be honored during the sixth annual Stylin’ against Breast Cancer luncheon and fashion show that features local breast cancer survivors modeling clothing from area stores on Thursday, April 21, also at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center.  Doors open at 11 a.m. with the luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $25 per person.

A combo ticket for admission to both events is also available for $40.  One hundred percent of the proceeds from both events benefit stay in the Quad-Cities area to fund projects that help local breast cancer patients and promote education about breast cancer and breast health. To reserve tickets, call the Trinity Health Foundation at (309) 764-7610 or visit www.trinityhealthfoundation.com.

About the Roxanne Kramer Award

The Roxanne Kramer Award is an annual honor to be given to an outstanding individual(s), organization or business that has tirelessly contributed to the quality of life of breast cancer survivors and which through deed, word and ongoing advocacy, has helped educate the community about breast cancer and breast health.

Kramer, a breast cancer survivor herself, owns “Always a Woman” boutique in Moline and co-founded the Quad City Breast Cancer & Lymphedema Support Group.