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Inner Wheel Club of East Nassau to hold’Pink Ball’fundraiser

The Inner Wheel Club of East Nassau is holding their third Pink Ball on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the British Colonial Hilton. Held every second year, the Pink Ball raises funds to assist the Cancer Society with their ongoing cancer screenings for breast and prostate cancer in the Family Islands and with research.

Breast cancer is affecting women in The Bahamas at an alarming and increasing rate. One of the best methods of beating breast cancer is through early detection. Similarly, early detection of prostate cancer saves lives. All proceeds raised from the Pink Ball will be donated to the Cancer Caring Society.

“Unfortunately, The Bahamas has an unusually high rate of breast cancer particularly hereditary breast cancer,”said Heather Peterson of the Inner Wheel Club of East Nassau, who along with Kelly Meister is co-chairing the event.”Our goal is to raise funds to assist the Cancer Society with their ongoing cancer screenings for breast and prostate cancer in the Family Islands. It is also our wish that the Pink Ball will create an awareness of the importance of having mammograms and prostate screenings.”

Tickets to the Pink Ball, which is black or pink tie optional, are$150 and include a cocktail hour, dinner and dancing with music provided by Modern Vintage.

“The Pink Ball is always a great success and a wonderful celebration for all who attend and this year it is already generating incredible support,”added Mrs. Peterson.”We appreciate any donation or contribution to our raffle or silent auction and thank those who have already committed prizes. We hope that our effort will help many detect breast and prostate cancer early which ultimately saves lives.”

For tickets or more information about the ball call 393-8630 or email thepinkball@yahoo.com, or heather@coldwellbankerbahamas.com. Tickets may be purchased at Coldwell Banker Real Estate on Shirley Street or Hands For Hunger’s office at New Providence Community Church on Blake Road.

Inner Wheel of East Nassau is a non-profit women’s charitable organization that is affiliated with Rotary. Their events raise funds for several non-profit organizations.

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