Shop for Hope & Healing Huge Success for Pink Lemonade
—Personal shopping event raised $6,400 for non-profit benefiting women recovering from breast cancer—
An exclusive evening of personal shopping, sparkling wines, delectable appetizers, desserts and gifts raised more than $6,400 for the Pink Lemonade Project. The 1st Annual Shop for Hope and Healing event was held on Saturday, December 10th, 2011, at the Nordstrom Downtown Portland. The evening was enjoyed by approximately 66 glittering donors and supporters. Ticket sales and donations exceeded $6400 for the evening and will directly support the cost of patient retreats for women recovering from breast cancer.
(L to R) Derek Roberts, Dr. Allen Gabriel, Blair Johnson, Rob Nielsen, and Marci Caputo
(L to R) Erin Croft, Charmi Gosalia, and Marisa Johnson
(L to R) Dr. Allen Gabriel, Marci Caputo, and Dr. Cassie Gabriel
Allen Gabriel, MD, and his wife Cassie Gabriel, MD, co-founders of the Pink Lemonade Project, worked with the PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation to establish the Pink Lemonade Fund. Money raised helps subsidize the cost of multi-day educational retreats for women who’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer. Many of the women involved in the program are past patients of PeaceHealth Medical Group reconstructive surgeon Allen Gabriel, MD, and general surgeon, Toni Storm-Dickerson, MD, FACS.
The cocktail hour was abuzz with people from all different areas, including patients from Dr. Gabriel’s office, participants of Pink Lemonade retreats, and supporters of Pink Lemonade. The delicious appetizers fed the guests while they visited and learned about each other and the organization.
Guests were invited to join personal shoppers provided by Nordstrom to help complete their shopping list or perhaps create one! Pink Lemonade looks forward to making this an annual event. With next year being even bigger and continuing to keep the spirit of giving alive while shopping to benefit hope and healing for breast cancer patients.
Pink Lemonade’s mission is to provide breast cancer patients and their families with education and support opportunities that offer hope and healing for the mind, body and spirit. Through funds raised, they provide retreats, educational programs and support of breast cancer patients.
PeaceHealth Medical Group
PeaceHealth Medical Group providers in Clark and Cowlitz counties are closely aligned with PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Longview. As part of the larger PeaceHealth family, PeaceHealth Medical Group (PHMG) is made up of more than 820 physicians and allied health providers and 2,000 caregivers across three states (Alaska, Washington, and Oregon). PHMG providers practice in more than 40 specialties and subspecialties in PeaceHealth inpatient settings and more than 50 outpatient sites.