SANTA ROSA BEACH — Local nonprofit Fore Her announces its sixth annual Tea Fore Her, presented by Platinum Pink Sponsor Emerald Coast Hospice, will be at 1 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Vue on 30A. Guests will enjoy tea and lunch while raising funds for breast cancer patients along the Emerald Coast.
During the event there will be a silent auction, photo booth, a complimentary glass of champagne and more. Hats are encouraged for a chance to win the “Best Hat" prize. New this year, guests will enjoy complimentary valet parking sponsored by Pizza by the Sea. Tickets, available at ForeHer.org, are $50 per person, $45 for breast cancer survivors and $35 for children 12 and under.
Fore Her has expanded into a far-reaching organization for breast cancer patients, using three signature fundraising events, Tea Fore Her, The Fore Her Golf Outing, and the Pink Walk, to financially assist local individuals diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing treatment. Funds raised are used to ease the financial burden by providing temporary assistance with bills such as mortgage or rent payments, utilities or helping pay for auto repairs so patients can get to treatments.
“I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a double mastectomy in January 2019,” said Pam Knapp, a recent Fore Her recipient. “Then in April 2019, I fell and fractured my spine. I was off work for six weeks in a back brace, only to find out the fracture was not healing. More testing found two tumors on my spine. After back surgery, another six weeks off of work, and medicals bills escalating, a friend told me about Fore Her. They generously helped me get caught up on my bills. Without them I would still be buried financially. I am very grateful for their financial and emotional support.”
Fore Her offers resources, hope, compassion and education for all who are affected by breast cancer. Find additional information about volunteering, available resources, and how you can help, visit ForeHer.org. For sponsorship opportunities, email email@example.com.
“When I speak with all of our applicants, I’m not sure who is more emotional, me or them,” said Ginny Richerson, Fore Her board member. “Each and every one of these ladies are so grateful to talk to a fellow survivor. The money we raise at this event helps us provide the additional encouragement they need to continue to have hope.”