The North Fork Breast Health Coalition is launching fundraising efforts for their new Stage IV Research and Grant Fund by presenting a special Pink Pearl Raffle.
“Our annual Pink Pearl Gala has been rescheduled to April of 2022, so the Pink Pearl Raffle is an important fundraiser to kick off our new Stage IV Research and Grant Fund,” Melanie McEvoy, North Fork Breast Health Coalition Vice President, explained.
From Friday, March 19, through Sunday, March 28, the North Fork Breast Health Coalition will be selling raffle chances at their Riverhead office. Raffle tickets are $20 for 25, $50 for 75 tickets, and $100 for 175 tickets. Additionally, when supporters stop by to pick up tickets, they may also check out the several dozen fabulous gift baskets and prizes on display. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the newly created Stage IV Research and Grant Fund.
“We want to expand our mission to not only provide additional support to metastatic breast cancer patients, but also to provide direct funding to East End oncologists with cutting-edge research labs that are working on extending the lives of these patients,” McEvoy said about the Stage IV Research and Grant Fund.
Tickets will be sold on Friday, March 19 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, March 20 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, March 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 24 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 26 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, March 27 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 28 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Pink Pearl Raffle will feature approximately 75 to 80 baskets valued between $30 to $60. There will also be a few “Grand Prize” raffles valued at $350 and more. Items will range from designer bags to health & wellness to restaurant gift certificates to wine to home décor to kids packages to accessories to outdoor/gardening to hunting/fishing items, and more.
Raffle winners will be announced on Monday, March 29.
The North Fork Breast Health Coalition, an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization, provides aid to local breast-cancer patients through programs like Helping Hand grants. It also offers complimentary services such as gentle yoga, reflexology, meditation class, and massage therapy to breast-cancer patients and survivors. Currently, because of the pandemic, only gentle yoga is available via Zoom.
The North Fork Breast Health Coalition is located at 185 Old Country Road, Suite 6, in Riverhead. For more information, visit www.northforkbreasthealth.org.