Reaching for the Moon

Reaching for the Moon

Breast Cancer Awareness--Cumberland Valley is "Positively Pink" about the 7th Annual Reaching for the Moon at Milestone Farm event on Sunday, September 10. The annual fundraising evening is expected to raise more than $35,000 for local breast cancer early detection and after surgery programs.
Co-Chairwoman Doris Glessner said, "This year's guests will be able to have a local celebrity "Shining Star" put a shine on their shoes, receive a "shining" photo, and be served beverages by tuxedo-clad local celebrity bartenders!" Some of the local celebrities include elected officials. A silent auction of outstanding items will be showcased. Glessner said delicious hors d'oerves, fancy fare, ice cream sundae bar, wine and other beverages are on the menu.
Breast Cancer Awareness--Cumberland Valley Executive Director Joan Fell said, "We are so grateful to Don and Jone Bowman for opening their beautiful, historic home to help raise awareness of breast cancer in our local communities. This major fundraising event helps provide free mammograms and after surgery programs for local residents."
Fell said that the Sunday, Sept. 10 event is from 5pm-8pm, and features food catered by The Rhubarb House. Shellee Ralston has created a terrific menu. Appreciation also goes to Paul Giannaris, The Airport Inn for donating the wine for the evening's event. Hagerstown-Washington County CVB President Tom Riford will again serve as Master of Ceremonies. Riford is a member of the BCA-CV board of directors.
Co-Chairman Dan Greenwald has participated in national cancer campaigns over the last several years and decided that he wanted to get involved in a local event to give back to our community. As a cancer survivor he knows the importance of early detection. "Reaching for the Moon is a chance to focus on early detection as well as raise funds for local breast cancer programs benefiting local people," said Greenwald. "Each year hundreds of individuals must journey through diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments."
The local non-profit Breast Cancer Awareness--Cumberland Valley strives to see that no one has to face breast cancer alone. We are here for those who can not wait for a cure," said Doris Glessner. "All dollars raised will be used for local early detection and after breast cancer programs. Every day approximately 753 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Men can also be diagnosed with breast cancer. It is not as common but within our community several male members are fighting this disease." This year 274,900 Americans will be diagnosed with in situ and invasive breast cancers.
Attendees look forward to this event every year, and many travel from throughout the four-state area. "Reaching for the Moon" is anticipated sell out, so people are being urged to purchase tickets as soon as possible. The annual event is billed as "a business casual evening of delicious food and beverages at the historic home of Don and Jone Bowman."
Tickets are $45 per person, and can be purchased by contacting board members or by calling the BCA-CV office at 301-791-5843. For more information visit www.hopeforu.org