Parkridge Hosts Third Annual Wine & Pearls - A Toast to Hope
March 29, 2012
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (March 23, 2012) – Parkridge Medical Center is proud to present Wine & Pearls 2012, a benefit for The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation, on April 27th from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Mill Event Hall. Funds raised at this event will provide vital personal guidance, support and information to Chattanooga-area adults navigating the journey through cancer diagnoses and treatments.
This special evening offers a Toast to Hope in support of Chattanooga area men and women diagnosed with cancer. Guests will enjoy live music, wine tastings and a cocktail reception while taking the opportunity to bid on tempting trips, exclusive dining experiences, original art, salon packages and so much more at the evening’s silent auction.
“We’re honored to partner once again with Parkridge Medical Center for Wine and Pearls,” notes Susan Hosbach, executive director of The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation. “This event is more than a special night out - it also creates greater awareness about the direct cancer support, education services and programs that The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation offers free of charge, as well as the impact of clinical trial participation on advancing effective treatments. We are committed to working closely with those in the Chattanooga area who have been impacted by cancer.”
Individual tickets are $75. For more information about Wine & Pearls: visit www.minniepearl.org/events or call (877) 467-1936, ext. 108.
About Parkridge Health System:
The three hospitals of the Parkridge Health System provide a full complement of healthcare services including Accredited Chest Pain Centers, cardiac services, oncology, orthopedics, women’s services, neonatal intensive care, outpatient services and psychiatric care. We are a family of hospitals for your family. To learn more, visit www.ParkridgeHealth.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.