URBANA – “Puttin’ on the Ritz” was the theme of the 20th annual Fashions to a Tea held Oct. 12 at the Champaign County Fairgrounds. The event honored breast cancer survivors and helps raise awareness of screening options and treatments for the disease.
Co-sponsors were Breast Friends Forever; Kris Campbell, a Mechanicsburg teacher, mom, wife and survivor; and Mercy Health – Urbana Hospital. There was a full house for the affair with music, meal and fashion show.
There were many items available in the silent auction, a raffle was held for a quilt with tea set pattern, and door prizes were handed out throughout the evening.
Driver Tom Wolverton gave information about and a tour of the Mobile Mammography Unit. Selena Kemper, RT Mammography Supervisor of Springfield Regional Imaging Center, explained the unit’s goal of community outreach.
The importance of self-exams and of getting mammograms for early detection was emphasized, and breast cancer survivors were celebrated.
A fashion show featured area breast cancer survivors.
Dinner was provided by K Family Concessions & Catering.
For information about Breast Friends Forever, contact Ellen Spinner, Nurse Practitioner and member, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-508-6574.
Tami Wenger is a regular contributor to this newspaper.