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Fund Raiser to benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

By Staff | Sep 29, 2012

Look for a variety of events including a fall fashion show for people, one for pets, a cut-a-thon, dunk tank and more at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Fund Raiser today, Sept. 29.

The Bangles, Bubbles & Bling event will be held in Big John’s Plaza parking lot from 3 to 8 p.m., to support Cape Coral resident and 2012 Survivor Chair for Lee County Constance Hand in her efforts toward the future big American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event to be held in October.

“I’m ecstatic the community has come together like this,” said Hand. “The stores are hosting me to raise money for my team for the walk.”

She’s participated in the walk before in Fort Myers, and said she wanted to create something in the Cape to help the cause.

“I lost several family members to cancer and have a son who is a cancer survivor,” Hand said.

She’s from Georgia originally, and supported Relay For Life and other cancer research events both there and here. “My heart just takes me to the survivors.”

A silent auction will feature a John Michaels Signature Jewelry piece, golf packages, Key West Express tickets, Jet Blue Tickets, Holiday Inn Express 2 Day Stay, Weekend at Tarpon Point Marina and many more valuable items.

“Razzle Dazzle Boutique will also be doing a fashion show and the first 50 people get a great goody bag,” Hand said.

Razzle Dazzle Boutique and John Michael’s Fine Jewelry are two key sponsors of the event, and there is support from many other Cape businesses and City officials.

“There will be a dunk tank with Cape Coral Mayor John Sullivan and other city officials,” she said. “There will also be three ‘Calendar Fireman’ from the Cape, several city councilmen and the city manager there, and a fire truck for rides for the kids.”

A partner is Radiology Regional Center and their Mobile Mammo Coach will be on hand to give mobile mammograms.

Look for vendors, face painting, a clown for the kids, a jewelry open house, a chalk drawing contest and lots of live music.

The cut-a-thon features $10 wet cuts from Salon Santina’s.

The dog parade will begin at 7 p.m. The public is invited to bring their pooches dressed in pink. It is being held in cooperation with the Animal Refuge Center the area’s largest no-kill animal shelter.

“In addition, we will be selling pink bracelets that will allow for 10 percent off at area businesses during the event, for only $2.”

Funds raised will go toward her efforts for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Event, Saturday, Oct. 20, at Tanger Outlets in Fort Myers.

John Glorisio, owner of John Michaels Fine Jewelry said in a prepared statement, “We are so pleased to be partnering with the American Cancer Society to have this family fun community event. It is a great way to introduce our new store and promote a great cause. We hope that everyone can come and participate.”