Second Annual Cocktails Curing Cancer
Cocktails Curing Cancer to Hold Second Annual Event in Bethany Beach to Support Beebe Healthcare Tunnell Cancer Center
Ocean View, DE – Cocktails Curing Cancer is pleased to announce its date for the second annual cocktail event in Bethany Beach taking place on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Difebo’s Restaurant on Garfield Parkway. The event takes place from 6:00 – 9:00 pm and includes heavy appetizers, live music, and great company. There will be a raffle and silent auction during the evening, as well as a signature cocktail where Difebo’s will be donating a portion of the cost back to the charity. All proceeds from the event will support Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center.
The Board is also pleased to announce that Steen’s Beach Service has joined the fight against cancer by becoming the Title Sponsor for Cocktails Curing Cancer’s event. Established in 1957, Steen’s Beach Service is a local business that offers beach-goers chairs and umbrella’s to enjoy our beautiful beaches. More than that, the Steen family has been a part of the local Bethany community for over a century. Therefore, according to Paige Steen, “The decision to sponsor an organization whose funds stay within the community and directly impact friends and neighbors was an easy one. We are all impacted from this disease, and by supporting Cocktails Curing Cancer, we know we are part of the fight in a real way.”
The Cocktails Curing Cancer board is comprised of Regina Ashcraft, Christine Bohner, Nancy Hoeflich, Alana Keeley, and led by Lisa Condon.
Starting the journey in 2008 in Burlington, Vermont; Cocktails Curing Cancer is a 501 (c) (3) whose mission is to aid in the fight against cancer, one cocktail at a time. They raise funds to support organizations who work to prevent and cure cancer, as well as those who offer services to support their caregivers.
They accomplish their mission by hosting an annual Happy Hour event – with signature cocktails, a luxury lounge setting, great prizes and fabulous guests!
Upon moving to the Bethany Beach area from Burlington Vermont in October 2013, Lisa Condon worked with the organization to start its second chapter. The third Chapter in Atlanta, GA held their inaugural event in 2015. Condon, having lost her mother to lung cancer in September 2007 and her father to mesothelioma in December 2013, is focused on dedicating time, effort, and resources in finding a cure for cancer by partnering and supporting organizations that have the potential for great impact. This is why she initially reached out to the Beebe Medical Foundation. Thomas Protack, former Director of the Beebe Medical Foundation (Now VP of Development for Beebe Medical Foundation), then explained “We at Beebe are thrilled to have this great new partnership with Cocktails Curing Cancer. It is always a huge success when monies raised benefit our patients and families in Sussex County where people like to give where they live.”
The mission at Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center is to provide both hope and cure. From diagnosis through treatment and beyond, the patients at Beebe’s Cancer Center are never alone. Patients, nurses, and staff are there to listen, support, and encourage. Upon learning this about the Tunnell Cancer Center and understanding that funds stay in Sussex County, Condon felt like they were the right organization to support through the Cocktails Curing Cancer event. For more information about the Tunnell Cancer Center, please go to their website https://www.beebehealthcare.org/tunnellcancer-center.
Tickets for the event are $45 and can be purchased through EventBrite, the link is on their Facebook Page, Cocktails Curing Cancer – Bethany. You can also find out more information on the website at www.CocktailsCuringCancer.com or by emailing Lisa Condon at [email protected].
All Are invited!