The History of The Girls of Real Estate 10th Annual Breast Cancer Event
Please join us for The Girls of Real Estate 10th Annual Breast Cancer Event. We started this journey to memorialize and honor our beloved sister and aunt, Merrie Rieke, who lost her brave battle with breast cancer in August 2001. In past years, we’ve walked the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk, volunteered for that 60 mile effort, and have hosted multiple wine tasting events at the Winery at La Grange since 2006. This year we decided to try something that truly channels Merrie’s spirit – a party and auction! She always loved a good party and this one is sure to be fun AND raise a lot of money to help those fighting to win their breast cancer battle.
Where the Money is Going: The Carey Foundation
Our first fundraiser event was a wine tasting in 2006 at the Winery at La Grange. 50 guests helped us raise about $2000 for Susan G. Komen at that event, and at each subsequent event, we’ve had an increase in attendees and money raised. This year, we are hoping that our 10th annual event will bring in $10,000! The funds raised at the event will help an organization we’ve supported in recent years, The Carey Foundation. Through donations and funds raised through The Tutu Project, they provide vital assistance to men and women with the costs of breast cancer not covered by breast cancer:
- transportation to doctor appointments
- lymphedema sleeves
$10,000 is our goal! Be sure to bring your checkbook or credit card to help us reach it!