Port City Links Raise Breast Cancer Awareness with a “Girls Night Out –Wigs and Martinis” Event

Style News Wire | 9/28/2009, 4:32 p.m.
Increased need in our community for breast cancer awareness, support for survivors, scholarship fundraising, and a unique networking event spectacularly ...

[caption id="attachment_13800" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Port City Links “Martinis and Wigs Charity Event Tasting Committee Meeting Participants” L to R – 1st row – Kim Montalvo, Elvena Mayo, Allison Smith (Event Chair), Karen Wells Bacon 2nd Row – 2nd row – Michelle Jordan, Ursula Hall, Irene Johnson, Stephanie Jackson"]

Increased need in our community for breast cancer awareness, support for survivors, scholarship fundraising, and a unique networking event spectacularly collide on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009 from 8pm – midnight at the Port City Links “Girls Night Out Wigs and Martinis” event.

Port City Links President Ursula Hall urges women to “join the Port City Links for fun and a little fantasy – wear your most festive alter ego’s hairstyle with a wig and bring her attitude” for a girls only gathering benefiting college scholarships and breast cancer survivors – donations will be accepted at this event for the purchase of new wigs for cancer patients.

"Women supporting women," says event chair, Allison Smith, "our goal is to provide wigs to breast cancer patients who undergo the physical transformation of hair loss during treatment.” Port City Links members are inviting guests from all around the Houston community to help to reach this goal because breast cancer is one of the most common of all cancers in women. According to the American Cancer Society, “Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. The chance of developing invasive breast cancer at some time in a woman's life is about 1 in 8 (12%).” Supporting women during the treatment of breast cancer with wig donations is one way we all can help.

Port City Links also provides annual scholarships to promising young students who need money more than ever in these difficult times. Proceeds from the “Girls Night Out” event will also support the Port City Link Scholarship fund through the benefit of the Link Foundation. Major underwriters of this event are Smith Cosmetic Surgery Center, Toni Whitaker, Ramon and Karen Manning, Cheryl Creuzot, and Angelique Coleman.

The Port City Links is a local chapter of the Links, Incorporated, an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of 12,000 professional women of color in 270 chapters located in 42 states and the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.

Members of the community interested in donating and/or participating in this fun event which will be hosted at a lovely private location, at a cost of $50.00 per person, please contact Port City Links Publicity Chair, Donna Blackshear-Reynolds at713-304-3336.