Pink Gala breast cancer fundraiser set for Apr. 14

COOKEVILLE – The Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation’s breast cancer fundraiser of the year, The Pink Gala, will be held on Saturday, Apr. 14. This gala will raise funds, which are of critical importance to the continuation of the Pink Ribbon Program, to benefit women throughout the 14-county Upper Cumberland region.

The Pink Ribbon Program provides free mammogram services and breast-health education to roughly 500 local women each year who are low-income, indigent or under-insured. Because of the Pink Ribbon Program, breast cancer has been caught early and lives have been saved. It is also the only fundraising effort to provide the potentially life-saving service to women in our community. Traditional sources of grant funding for the program have been reduced over the last several years, making the Pink Gala even more important than ever before.

“The Gala is essential for the Pink Ribbon Program. Without the Gala, we would have to restrict access to the Pink Ribbon Program,” said John Bell, Foundation Director.  “So we look forward to seeing everyone come out and support this program, because it can save lives, and your giving will make a difference.”

The Gala is scheduled for Saturday, Apr. 14 from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. at the Leslie Town Centre. Tickets are $80 per person and $150 per couple. Highlights include: a cocktail hour, fine dining, live music from The 12 South Band and dancing.

To reserve a seat at the Pink Gala, please call the Foundation office at (931) 783-2003 or visit If scheduling does not permit attendance, donations may be made online or by phone directly to the Pink Ribbon program.

Planning Committee members for this year’s event include Colleen Long, Jill Moore, Lisa Bagci, Gloria Bell, Amanda Bain, Amy Ellis, Brenda Floeter, Elizabeth Kase, Brian Schramm, Amanda Scott, Judy Phillips, John Bell, Hannah Davis, Tracy Galyean, and Teresa Jones.

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