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Local African American Sorority to Host High Tea Fundraiser Event for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority alumnae chapter raising funds for Stanford Cancer Institute’s Community Partnership Program
The fun-filled afternoon event will raise money for the Stanford Cancer Institute’s Community Partnership Program (SCI-CCP), which supports breast cancer outreach, education and advocacy efforts. The fundraiser will include high tea service, a festive “best hat” contest, raffle prizes and a pop-up Stella & Dot fashion jewelry boutique. As well, the event will feature breast cancer survivor ambassadors who will speak about their personal journeys to recovery.
Hattie’s High Tea and Hat Party honors Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority member, legendary Hollywood actress Hattie McDaniel, who lost her battle to breast cancer in 1952. She is best known for her role as “Mammy” in Gone With the Wind, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, making her the first African American to win the award.
Cognizant that African Americans bear a disproportionate burden of cancer – the highest mortality rate of any ethnic group – Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority is committed to providing education on and active support of early detection, as well as research for the prevention and cure of breast, prostate, ovarian, colon and other types of cancers.
Tickets for the “Hattie’s High Tea and Hat Party” fundraiser are $35 per person. The event is open to the public – tickets must be purchased in advance. The sorority chapter is also accepting monetary donations to further support their philanthropic efforts, and to help sponsor breast cancer survivors and patients, along with teens and college students to attend the event for free.
For more information, to purchase tickets or make a donation to the fundraiser, please visit www.iotabetasigma1922.eventbrite.com.
About Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and Iota Beta Sigma Chapter
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is a leading international, nonprofit community service organization that continues to grow through sisterhood, scholarship and service. The sorority has more than 500 chapters in the United States, Bahamas, Bermuda, Germany, Korea and U. S. Virgin Islands. Seven educators founded Sigma Gamma Rho on November 12, 1922 at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. The sorority has been dedicated to service for more than 90 years. Members work to enhance the quality of life for their families, friends and neighbors. For more information about Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., please visit www.sgrho1922.org.
Iota Beta Sigma, the Silicon Valley alumnae chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., was chartered in 2000 with the vision to serve the South Bay and Silicon Valley areas. As a chapter focused on promoting healthy living and education to women and children, we believe that our slogan, "Greater Service, Greater Progress" applies not only to our work in the community, but to the betterment of the members, affiliates, and friends of our chapter. For more information about Iota Beta Sigma chapter, please visit www.iotabetasigma1922.org.
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