‘Luncheon of Hope’ in works

Press Release

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Rainy River District Breast Health Network once again is hosting it biennial “Luncheon of Hope” on Saturday, Oct. 21 at noon at La Place Rendez-Vous.
Organizers are excited to present “The Butterfly Story,” a transformative art experience and presentation about breast cancer survivors and their journey.
“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she turned into a butterfly.”
These words were the inspiration that led Michelle Blackburn, a breast cancer survivor, to embrace and transform her scars and help other survivors to do the same.
Attendees at the luncheon will see this transformation depicted through body art and photography.
“We are thrilled to present this beautiful story to the community,” enthused Shawn McCaig and Elizabeth Leishman-Fortes, who co-chair the Rainy River District Breast Health Network.
“We hope it will inspire women of all ages to become more self-aware and take whatever steps are necessary to live a well-balanced and healthy life, even in the midst of uncertainty and doubt about the future,” they noted.
Tickets are on sale now at Shoppers Drug Mart, Pharmasave, Riverside Health Care-Administration (Sandy Beadle) and Outpatient Services (Shawn McCaig), and the health centres in Emo and Rainy River.
Tickets cost $25 each.
The Network encourages everybody to get their tickets early to avoid disappointment.
The Cabin Country Quilt Guild once again has donated a beautiful queen-size quilt and Network volunteers will be selling tickets around the community.
The winner will be drawn at the “Luncheon of Hope.”
For more information, call McCaig at 274-4817.
If you would like to book an appointment with the Riverside Breast Health Program, call 274-1900.