Annual Bingo For Boobies Fundraiser
Randolph County’s third annual Bingo for Boobies event benefitting Tanner Medical Foundation’s Mammogram Assistance Fund will return to the Randolph County High School Auditorium in Wedowee, Ala., on Saturday, March 3.
Over the last two years, the event has raised more than $22,000 to provide life-saving mammograms for local women who could not otherwise afford one. Annual mammograms are considered the first line of defense in the detection and treatment of breast cancer, yet many women go without an annual mammogram because they fear they can't afford it.
This year, breast cancer survivor and Randolph County resident Sharon Campbell Easter will be honored at the event.
There will be door prizes, raffle prizes and bingo prizes — including the Bingo Finale Grand Prize: a two-night stay at the Holiday Inn Hotel by the Opryland Resort in Nashville.
The Woodland Area Civic Club will provide delicious concessions, and there will be a silent and live auction, with items being added daily. The live auction begins at 1 p.m. CT.
Auction highlights last year included a children’s peddle tractor donated by Sam Duke and a kid’s party donated by Tickled Pink Petting Zoo. Auction donations are still being accepted and are appreciated.
“Mammography on the Move,” Tanner Health System’s mobile mammography unit, will also be on-site in the parking lot to provide mammograms on a walk-up or appointment basis.
“This event is so worthwhile and we make sure everyone has a good time,” said “master” bingo caller Jerry Hall. “It’s just a good day for a good cause.”
Hall and his team will call the first bingo card at 10 a.m. CT at this family-friendly event. Admission is free and a $5 to $20 donation is suggested to play.
Organizers Pat Laney, Carol Ann Traylor and Donna Maner started planning for the event in September and have worked for months to prepare.
“There are many community supporters who make this possible,” said Laney. “Lake Wedoweee Life magazine and all of our local bank, merchant and business sponsors are the real champions of this event.”
“We are also grateful to Randolph County High School principal, Darren Anglin, for hosting us again this year,” said Traylor.
“Without our generous sponsors and auction donors, Bingo for Boobies wouldn’t be possible,” said Maner. “It’s wonderful to be part of a community who really cares.”
Sponsorships are still available and additional information can be found on the Bingo for Boobies Facebook page.
Tanner Medical Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports the services of Tanner Health System through the philanthropic efforts of the community. Tanner Health System serves the healthcare needs of west Georgia and east Alabama. To learn more about Tanner Health System or Tanner Medical Foundation, visit www.tanner.org.
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