Wine and Pearls 2012 Raises Over $37,000 for The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation
May 30, 2012
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 30, 2012) – Over 200 people attended the third annual Wine and Pearls silent auction hosted by Parkridge Medical Center on April 27, helping to raise over $37,000 to support The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation’s (MPCF) mission to create a more confident cancer journey for adults anytime, anywhere.
Bidding was fierce on many of the event's silent auction items, which included an America’s Cup sailing experience, concert tickets, spa packages, restaurant experiences and so much more. The evening's presenting sponsors included Parkridge Medical Center, Pulmonary & Critical Care Consultants, Cat Country 95.3, and the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Proceeds from the evening will support The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation's FREE services including personalized guidance to complement cancer care, treatment information, nutrition consultations and side effects management, clinical trials education, and online educational videos through www.minniepearl.org. MPCF’s services are available to patient, caregiver, friend, family member, co-worker - any adult whose life has been changed because of cancer. For more information and photos from the event, visit the Parkridge Medical Center Facebook page.
About Parkridge Health System
Parkridge Health System is a multi-campus facility which includes Parkridge Medical Center, Parkridge East Hospital and Parkridge Valley Hospital. Parkridge Medical Center, the main campus on McCallie Avenue, is an Accredited Chest Pain Center which offers comprehensive acute-care services including cardiology, oncology at The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, complete surgical services including the first robotics surgery program in the region, award-winning orthopaedics, and a 24-hour Emergency Department. Parkridge East Hospital, located in East Ridge, provides the best in obstetrics including Neonatal Intensive Care as well as surgical services that include robotics, orthopaedics, and advanced gynecological procedures. Parkridge Valley, our behavioral health facility, offers mental health services for children, adolescents and adults, as well as treatment for addictive disorders. We are a family of hospitals for your family. To learn more, visit www.ParkridgeHealthSystem.com or contact MedLine at (423) 622-6848.
About The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation (MPCF):
Celebrating 25 years in 2012, The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation was formed in 1987. After Sarah Cannon, also known as comedienne “Minnie Pearl,” was successfully treated for breast cancer, she became a passionate supporter in the fight against cancer and in 1992 offered her stage name to the Foundation. The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit public charity, offers:
- Decision support regarding clinical trials, treatment information, and options
- Personalized guidance and support to complement and navigate cancer care
- Nutrition and side effect management consultations
- Comprehensive educational and informational materials
- Inspirational and educational online videos and forum
The services, which are FREE of charge regardless of treatment facility, complement cancer treatment by assisting people in navigating their way through a cancer diagnosis and positively influencing their quality of life. The MPCF is an active organization whose guiding principles honor Minnie Pearl’s generosity and caring spirit.
In addition to celebrating 25 years in 2012, the MPCF celebrates Minnie Pearl’s 100th birthday. For more information on Minnie’s legacy, the MPCF, and the latest news on MPCF’s year of celebration, please visit www.minniepearl.org.