Thursday, June 12, 2008

Women Supporting Women 4th Annual Poker Run.

Got A Bike? Like to Ride? Why not ride for a cause!
Women Supporting Women will be holding their 4th Annual Poker Run on July 12th 2008. Registration for the event will be at the Tony Tank Redmen's Lodge #149 on Clyde Ave. in Fruitland. Registration is $15.00 and includes a pin and BBQ Chicken prepared by the Redmen. The ride is about 3 hours long and transverses 80 miles.
From the Women Supporting Women Website:
Women Supporting Women is a community served, community supported agency that serves the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Our mission is to provide awareness, friendship, and support for breast cancer survivors and their family. The first meeting of Women Supporting Women was on July 1993 with 19 women attending. The youngest is 28 and the oldest is 73 years old. In 2006 we provided simple, but private & personalized services by distributing 250 educational tote bags; fitted 80 women with their temporary wigs; gave out 25 mastectomy bras; and met with 350 individuals and family members in personal sessions to provide a source of further information as they traveled through the different stages of their difficult journey. We are proud to say that we also attended 10 health fairs, and spoke at 18 civic and business organizations; including our annual Hope's on the Horizon dinner/conference providing an educational opportunity for all in a casual atmosphere. Our monthly regional newsletter is distributed to over 1,100 survivors and friends. All of our services are FREE Our success and services is now reaching out to survivors in the mid-shore areas with the May opening of a Women Supporting Women chapter in Easton. This chapter will service survivors in Talbot, Dorchester and Caroline counties. The mid-shore held its first event on April 28, the Oxford 10k Run/ 5k Walk & Dog Walk. We continue our services on the Peninsula and are supported by local businesses, community organizations and individual donations, as well as grants from the Community Foundation and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
A very worthy cause indeed. If you ride a motorcycle, please consider participating in this event. Cancer is a devastating disease and it's programs like these that ease the suffering of victims and their families. For more information about the ride or Women Supporting Women, or if need of the services they offer, please call 410.548.7880. They are there for you!

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