Purses Pies & Pinot @ Home ~ In Support of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Purses Pies & Pinot @ Home Virtual Fundraiser!
∼Hosted by the Zonta Club of Sault Ste. Marie Area∼
“2020 and COVID-19 have posed a challenge for the Zonta’s Club annual fundraiser “Purses Pies and Pinot” but we have decided to go virtual,” says Heather Edwards, Chair of the fundraiser, “we are calling it Purses Pies & Pinot @ Home.”
♦ women’s health,
♦ bursaries and community women’s shelters.
As a way of thanking the Sault Ste. Marie community for past support The Zonta Club of Sault Ste. Marie Area invite you to join them for their their first ever Purses Pies & Pinot @ Home!
ON LINE AUCTION ~ The on-line auction will have over 15 purses, pies of all flavours including the traditional Pie a Month for a Year and a number of other special items.Thanks to Vernon Bailey and Mike Peever, people can bid on purses, pies and other items from noon Monday, September 21st – Friday, September 25th @ 12pm
PURSES PIES & PINOT @ HOME GALA EVENT OF ENTERTAINMENT
Thursday, September 24, 2020 @ 7pm
DID YOUR KNOW… Ovarian cancer is the most fatal women’s cancer; yet it is often overlooked and under-diagnosed. Symptoms are vague, so most women are diagnosed in late stages when 70% will not survive 5 years. Approximately 1 in 4 Canadian women still believe that a Pap test screens for ovarian cancer; it does not. A Pap test screens for cervical cancer.
“The Zonta Club of Sault Ste. Marie Area has set a goal to raise awareness of ovarian cancer in our community. Everyone knows what pink ribbons are for. We want to ensure that people in our community recognize what the teal ribbons represent but also become more aware of possible signs of potential ovarian cancer and advocate for themselves with their family physicians,” states Sharon Kirkpatrick, President of the Zonta Club of Sault Ste. Marie Area.
“We will start off Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month by posting signs and tying teal ribbons on Queen Street from Pilgrim to Dennis Street.”
If community members want more information, they can contact the Zonta email [email protected] or watch for updates on the Zonta Club of Sault Ste. Marie Area Facebook page.