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Breast Cancer Awareness Group Hosts Fundraiser

Event will be held at Colonial Tavern.

Go Green for Pink, a St. Patty’s Day party and fundraiser, is scheduled for Friday, March 18, starting at 7 p.m. at the Colonial Tavern on Hawley Road.  Those attending will enjoy refreshments, a cash bar, and a DJ and dancing.  There will also be a raffle, silent auction and prizes for the “grooviest green get-ups." Raffle/silent auction items include an iPod Shuffle, restaurant certificates, gift baskets, bottles of wine, fine jewelry, tickets to Connecticut attractions and more.

Net proceeds generated from this “party with a purpose” will be donated to the Susan G. Koman for the CureTM.  The party is hosted by team “Hoofin’ it for Healthy Hooters,” which will be participating in the Koman for the Cure 3-day/60-mile walk in Boston, Mass. this July.  The team is made up of Oxford residents Tina Aldo, Jennifer Coan-Mahmood, Kelly Donohue and Tara Gurecki.  Each walker must raise a minimum of $2,300 in donations to participate in the walk.  Funds from the Komen 3-day events are invested in breast cancer research, education and community outreach programs.

One why they’ve taken up this cause, Coan-Mahmood said, “Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer and is the leading cause of death among women worldwide.  Somewhere in the world, a woman dies from breast cancer every 69 seconds. That's why we're walking so far - to do something bold about this disease.  Breast Cancer affects virtually everyone, whether you've battled it yourself or know someone who has. We walk for us, for our daughters, for all the women in our lives, and all the women in yours."

Tickets for Go Green for Pink are $10 and can be purchased at the door or in advance through one of the team members. For information on Susan G. Komen for the Cure visit www.the3day.org.

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