NAPLES, Fla. (Feb. 7, 2019) Rita has just returned home from a 10-day stay
at the hospital-only to find an eviction notice on her front door. Thomas, who has been unable
to work during his chemotherapy treatment, has just received a notice from his utility company
that his lights will be shut off. The Jones family is making the decision to pay their rent or save
their money to have pay for their son’s medication that he desperately needs. It is heartbreaking
to know that situations like this happen daily, and that some people do not have the
financial means, resources or support after a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer. Sadly,
there are hundreds of stories just like Rita, Thomas and the Jones family. However, for these
families, CAN was able to be a safety net by helping to avoid eviction, keep the lights on
and pay the rent.
Now, imagine that for just one moment, you could make a difference in the lives of one
of these families. Each year, CAN helps hundreds of families with financial aid, free resources
and support in the wake of a devastating diagnosis. CAN helps to relieve the stress that comes
with this devastating news by relying on the community to help make a difference in the lives of
local children and adults battling this disease. Like many charities, CAN depends on events to
help sustain its work in the community, but unlike other charities, every dollar raised here stays
here to help our loved ones, friends and neighbors.
Women Supporting Women – men and children with cancer, is the largest fundraising
event of the year. With a goal of $150,000, CAN will be sure to continue in its mission to
help those battling cancer. Held for the second year at the Ritz Carlton Golf Resort on
March 1, 2019 this event is sure to bring smiles, laughter and fun to help fund financial aid,
resources and support for local children and adults battling cancer. The event will go from 11
a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include lots of fun activites for you to enjoy. Lilly Pulitzer will host the
premier Pop-Up Shop, donating a percentage of the proceeds. Diana Jordan, comedian and
cancer survivor, will be sure to make you laugh and highlight your beautiful luncheon at the Ritz.
Grab your best girlfriends and shop the silent auction, visit the popsicle & prosecco stand, or try
your luck at winning a Bee & Pearl Studded Gucci Bag, or a pair of hand-made ruby hoop
earrings both valued at over $2500. Only through this incredible event is CAN able to support
those in this community who need it most.