Tallahassee, Florida (Press Release) --
The Fifth Annual “Cards for a Cure” Charity Casino Night and Auction will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at the Tallahassee Antique Car Museum from 7:00 p.m. until midnight. This “Pink Tie” event is $75 per guest with all proceeds to benefit Tallahassee Memorial Cancer programs. The Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Foundation and the Cards for a Cure Committee will again offer a wonderful evening featuring hors d’oeuvres, beverages of choice, fabulous desserts, gaming, dancing, an exciting live auction, and a silent auction. The featured band will be the Groove Merchants.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and each year Cards for a Cure honors a woman in the community who has displayed valor, vigor and dignity in confronting the challenges of cancer. This year’s honoree, Sarah Nan Haney, is no exception to that standard. She is clearly an inspirational role model. Sarah Nan and her husband, Mark, have been married for nineteen years and have three daughters. Professionally, Sarah Nan is the Director of Be The Solution, a non-profit organization that helps pay for spaying and neutering of pets when their owners cannot afford the procedures.
At the age of 36, Sarah Nan learned that she had thyroid cancer. A year later, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. “That’s when my whole world changed,” Sarah Nan said. She underwent a double mastectomy and radiation treatments at Tallahassee Memorial. Now, she is doing well and actively advocates for women with cancer through initiatives such as Cards for a Cure.
The Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center provides optimal cancer care and clinical trials for patients in North Florida, South Georgia, and Southeastern Alabama. It is the only program in this region that is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center for clinical trials, and was accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer in 1951, making it the longest continuously accredited Community Hospital Cancer Program in Florida and the only accredited cancer program in the Big Bend Region.
For more information and to purchase tickets, call the TMH Foundation at 431-5389, or visit the link below.