Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) October 05, 2012
On October 27, 2012, non-profit organization, CelebrateLife08 will host a two part event: A community health fair and a celebration of life fundraiser, “The Chocolate Rose Ball.” Both events will raise money for free mammogram screenings and follow-up support for medically underinsured and uninsured women. “For every $5,000 raised, Celebrate Life can help 30 women receive free mammogram screenings and follow-up support. This event brings awareness to women in the African-American and Hispanic community who probably would never get one on one education regarding the importance of early detection of breast cancer,” says founder, Jeannette Gregory.
The days activities will kick off with a “Short Walk” led by local retired NFL Players Don Sasa and Purcell Gaskins. Don played for the San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers and Detroit Lions. Purcell Gaskins played for the Saint Louis Rams and Carolina Panthers.
The Health Fair will offer free health care screenings to include blood pressure checks and provide informative workshops about breast cancer, diabetes, prostate cancer and nutrition. Workshops will be translated for Spanish speaking participants. The Health Fair offers a variety of information and activities for the entire family. Men can attend the “Male’s Corner” that will give information on how to support and take care of their wives or loved-ones during this crucial time. The Health Fair will feature a “Play Station” for children, with multiple activities. A book, “Mommy Has Cancer! What Does It Mean?,” written by Founder, Jeannette Gregory, will be on hand to help children understand and cope with what their mothers are experiencing. A local teenage group, Pretti Is As Pretti Does, will be on site to help raise funds for mammogram screenings as part of their community outreach.
“The Chocolate Rose Ball” will celebrate the lives of African-American and Hispanic women whose breast cancer fight are in the final stages. “When my sister was in her final stages of cancer, we planned a Celebrate Life event in honor of the exemplary life she lived and she described it as the best day of her life,” says Jeannette Tyson Gregory.
All activities will be held at the Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel. The Short Walk starts at 8:00 a.m. around the property followed by the community health fair from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Chocolate Rose Ball begins at 7:00 p.m. featuring dinner, dancing and honoring survivors, individuals in their final stages and organizations dedicated to raising health awareness.
For ticket information to the ball or to sponsor a woman in her final stages of life, please visit:
For more information on how you can help save a life or schedule an interview with Jeannette Gregory, please call 704-606.7621or email, ichoose2live08(at)yahoo(dot)com
About Celebrate Life08
Celebrate Life08 is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded by Jeannette Tyson Gregory, a breast cancer survivor. The 08 represents the year 2008 when the founder was diagnosed with breast cancer and lost her brother and sister to cancer only a few months apart. Jeannette says, “I turned my grief and pain into a will to live and fight for myself as well as others.” The goal of the organization is to provide breast cancer education, healthcare advocates and free mammograms to minority and under insured women.
As one person I cannot change the world but I can change the world of one person. ~Paul Shane http://www.celebratelife08.org