For the past four years, the NorthBay Cancer Center has been the grateful recipient of funds raised during a special event organized by the Fairfield chapter of Soroptimist International.
The Soroptimists hold a Virtual Tea Party fund-raiser in June. During this unique event, members buy tickets to a tea party, but forego the actual face-to-face gathering. In return for their donation, Soroptimists can enjoy a cup of tea at any time, knowing their donation is helping the NorthBay Cancer Center to provide some quality-of-life conveniences for patients undergoing treatment.
This year, the Fairfield Soroptimists raised $4,119.44, and every penny of it was presented to Janet Black, R.N., clinical manager of the NorthBay Cancer Center. Some donations were made in honor of cancer survivors, according to Leanne Outlaw Rahn, past president and organizer of the Virtual Tea Party. That brings the total donated from throughout the past four years to more than $13,000.
As in the past, the funds will be used to provide wigs, prosthetics and wound supplies, as well as transportation, child care and other support services for the center’s female cancer patients. “The list of what we are able to provide our patients goes on and on” Janet says. “Their donation will definitely touch a lot of women.”
There are more than 40 members in the Fairfield chapter. Soroptimist International is an organization of women dedicated to transforming the lives of women and children through service and partnerships. For more information about the group, contact Lynn Recknagel at (707) 864-1005.