photo by PHOTO ARTISTRY BY MELINDA
by Tara Coppedge/ Pretty In Pink Foundation’s Director of Marketing & Communications
Are you ready to go ALL IN for breast cancer patients in our community, who are unable to pay for their life saving medical treatments? You can make a difference on April 21st at Pretty In Pink Foundation’s 2nd Annual Triple Crown Casino Night at Legacy Stables and Events in Winston-Salem. It’s our signature event in the Triad to support our mission of providing uninsured and under-insured breast cancer patients in NC with financial assistance for quality, life saving medical treatment.
Pretty In Pink Foundation provides grants to qualifying breast cancer patients in NC to help with surgeries, chemotherapy administration, radiation, insurance co-pays, deductibles and premiums, as well as COBRA. We pay the medical providers directly to alleviate any stress to ensure the patient can focus on taking care of themselves.
“These are patients who are forced to choose between paying for their medical treatment or living expenses. These are hair stylists, teachers, retail workers and even nurses. They’re hardworking women and men in our community who are maybe living paycheck to paycheck when they receive this earth-shattering diagnosis,” explained Sayla Nedell, Pretty In Pink Foundation’s director of business development. “That’s where we come in – to remove the financial barrier to care, so they can receive treatment and beat this horrible disease. We don’t receive any state or federal funding. Our work is only possible through the support from the community. And, what better way to support our mission than by attending Triple Crown Casino Night – a fabulous, fun event!”
This year’s event is going to be even bigger and better than last year! The event starts at 5:30pm at the beautiful Legacy Stables and Events. It’s a gorgeous venue that goes perfectly with the theme…Kentucky Derby meets Casino Night! This year, we’ve added a silent auction, in addition to our live auction with incredible items. Guests can also enjoy cocktails, a delicious dinner, wine pull and casino gaming with awesome prizes on the line! Our ever-popular diamond giveaway is also back, thanks to our Diamond Sponsor, Diamonds Direct of Raleigh.
“We’ve added some exciting new features this year that are really taking this event up a notch,” said Nedell. “And, we’re so grateful to our dedicated sponsors. They partner with us because they want to continue to make a difference in our community. They understand the direct impact their contribution and participation have on those in the Triad.”
You can make an impact, too, in helping us save the lives of these vulnerable citizens. Net proceeds from Triple Crown Casino Night go directly toward paying for medical treatment for local breast cancer patients.
“We’re proud to say that we’ve been able to serve every qualified applicant who has come to us for help. So, join us on April 21st for a great time with a greater mission. Because no matter your financial situation, everyone deserves the same chance to beat this disease.”