Business to host breast cancer eventPublished 10:08pm Tuesday, October 15, 2013
A health business in North Suffolk is appealing for nominations for the beneficiary of a fundraiser to benefit a local woman affected by breast cancer.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Eternawell Comprehensive Wellness Center has named its Oct. 25 event ‘Tinis (as in martinis), Tapas and Tatas Ladies Night and Silent Auction.
“We are asking for people to submit letters to nominate someone they know locally that could use the help,” business owner Brandy Hollaway said.
She said she would like to receive nominations no later than Tuesday. They can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or sent the old fashioned way to Eternawell, P.O. Box 9407, Chesapeake, VA 23321.
“The staff and I will read the letters and vote on who deserves the money the most,” Hollaway said.
How much the recipient receives will depend on the turnout at the event at Suite 112, 6546 Hampton Roads Parkway.
Entry will cost a $5 donation, Hollaway said, and there will also be silent auctions.
“We have already had some very generous local businesses donate things, and we are going to donate packages as well,” she said.
The event will include about eight vendors, Hollaway said, and each is bringing something worth at least $50 for the silent auction.
A local dental clinic donated two cutting-edge electric toothbrushes worth $200, and a grocery store gave a wine selection, she said.
Hollaway said Eternawell is donating “our biggest package,” worth $1,800, with things like chiropractic care, massage, nutrition coaching and yoga.
“It’s everything that we offer,” she said.
The event runs from 6-9 p.m., and Hollaway is inviting anyone interested to attend.
“The main thing, it’s a safe, healthy evening for women,” she said, that supports the cause of breast cancer locally.
“As I researched, I just found all the money (for other organizations raising money) just goes to a corporation, not the people, and I want to help someone locally,” she said.