I love a party. I’m a true party animal and enjoy the excitement of getting together with great people for food, fun and fellowship. And when the party is for a terrific cause, it’s even better.
That’s exactly the case for the big event on Thursday, Sept. 11, at Edgar’s at the Anderson Conference Center located at 5171 Eisenhower Parkway in Macon. I’ll be helping Coliseum Health System with their fabulous masquerade party to bring attention to ovarian cancer. Mark your calendars so you can come party with me for a very worthwhile cause.
If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know I support both animal and people causes. I help animals and people because we’re all so connected, and the bond between animals and people is undeniably strong. What matters to animals and people matters to me, and I want to do anything I can to help.
In this case the worthwhile cause affects ladies. I can tell you there are many precious ladies in my life who are so very dear to me, and if I can promote something that may help them, I’m all in. I hope you are too.
The party is called “Masquerade ... Unmasking the Cancer That Hides.” The name of the party reflects the fact that ovarian cancer is sneaky, and the symptoms often hide. So we’re going to shine the light on it to raise awareness and help protect the ladies we love.
It will be a fabulous, festive New Orleans-style casino where we’ll enjoy a variety of activities. We’ll have yummy hors d’oeuvres and wonderful bourbon tasting. And no New Orleans event is complete without incredible jazz. You’ll really think you’re in the Big Easy, and it’s all to benefit the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance.
If that’s not enough, it gets even better. Ovarian cancer survivors will be present as our guests of honor. Even though you don’t have to wear a mask to attend, our survivors will have beautiful, ornate, custom-made masks.
You see, each survivor has been paired with talented local artists who donated their time to create unique, individualized masks for our survivors. The artists and survivors have been working together to design masks that are not only beautiful but also reflect the survivors’ personal style. The masks will be on display at the party, and we’ll auction them off before the evening is over. So if you’re the lucky winner, you may go home with an original artistically designed mask.
And since I’m attending the party too and because I wanted my very own mask, my great pal Mr. Mark Ballard is creating one for me. So I know it’s going to be awesome!
Plan to come out on Sept. 11 to party with us. Doors open at 6:30. Dress is casual, and you do not have to wear a mask. Tickets are $25 per person or $40 per couple and may be purchased at www.masquerademacon.com. Ovarian cancer survivors come free as our guests. For more information call 478-765-4805.
Come party with me! I’ll be looking for you.
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