Tigerlily Foundation is planning for our biggest event of the year and you’re invited to be a part of it! In less than 10 months, we will host our 4th Annual Tigerlily Foundation EmPOWER Ball, scheduled to be held on October 20, 2012, from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., at the McLean Hilton, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, Virginia.
Tigerlily’s 4th Annual EmPOWER Ball is our biggest annual fundraiser, generating funds that enable us to provide education, peer support, meals, buddy bags to young women in treatment for breast cancer, financial assistance and empowerment. The funds we raise also enable us to provide travel grants to young women living with Stage 4 breast cancer, and working with a travel partner, send 10 young women living with Stage 4 breast cancer on vacation annually. Last, but not least, we also are able to advocate for young women, to ensure their voices are heard.
Tigerlily Foundation’s 4th Annual EmPOWER Ball, is going to be a night to remember. The Ball will be hosted by Andrea Roane, Weekday Morning Anchor, WUSA*9.
Beverly Vote, Founder of Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine, the only worldwide publication solely dedicated to educating, inspiring and connecting breast cancer survivors. Beverly is a fearless breast cancer survivor. She was diagnosed in 1992 at 38 years old. In 2006, she founded Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine, and has touched thousands of women’s lives.
Lillie Shockney, R.N., B.S., M.A.S., CBCN, CBPN-C. Lillie Shockney has been the administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center since 1997. A two-time breast cancer survivor, Lillie has worked tirelessly to improve the care of breast cancer patients around the world. Lillie is a published author and nationally recognized public speaker on the subject of breast cancer. She has written 13 books and more than 200 articles on this subject. She is also the recipient of numerous professional and community service awards, including: Johnson & Johnson “Amazing Nurses” Award (2011) and the Yoplait Breast Cancer Champion award (2007).
Carla Shamblen is a fearless breast cancer survivor, who found a lump in her breast in 2004. She was told she was too young to have breast cancer. On November 23, 2006, at 39, she was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. She had no family history. Since 2006, the disease has spread to her liver and bones. Unbroken by her diagnosis, Carla continues to champion breast health awareness and educate others in the hope that lives may be saved.
The EmPOWER Ball will feature a seated three-course dinner, cocktails, silent auction, presentation and live music. Guest Speakers include Jonice Gray Tucker, First Lady of Washington, D.C. and Ashley Boalch, Ms. DC 2011.
To learn more about the Empower Ball, buy tickets, tables, sponsor, advertise, honor a breast cancer survivor, be on our Host Committee, become a Table Captain or join our planning committee, visit http://tigerlilyfoundation.org/empowerball2012.html and email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $250 and tables are $2500. acquired
You can also fundraise for the Ball and/or donate, even if you can’t attend. To start fundraising now, visit http://www.firstgiving.com/tigerlilyfoundation/tigerlily-foundation-empower-ball-2012 and click on Fundraise!
Be Inspired: Visit http://www.tigerlilyfoundation.org/videos.html to see Tigerlily Foundation in action and learn about the impact we are making on young women nationwide.
ABOUT TIGERLILY FOUNDATION:
Tigerlily Foundation is one of the only organizations in the nation providing full lifecycle, service-oriented assistance to young women (15-40) before, during and after breast cancer. The Tigerlily Foundation focuses solely on women between the ages of 15 and 40 and works to empower young women to be their own best advocates for their health. 11,000 young women are diagnosed with breast cancer annually, and 1,100 die of the disease. Even though they get breast cancer less often than older women, younger women tend to have more aggressive breast cancers, so education about the risk factors and early detection is key. Tigerlily Foundation exists to decrease this disparity, and with our motto of "Beauty, Strength and Transformation", we aim to change lives. We hope you support our mission. Visit www.tigerlilyfoundation.org to learn more about Tigerlily Foundation.
What: 4th Annual EmPOWER Ball
Who: Tigerlily Foundation
When: Saturday, October 20, 2012
Where: McLean Hilton, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
See you there!