Our Town

August 8, 2017

“Pink Ribbon Rally”
It is time to mark your calendars and get tickets for a special event, the Kernersville Pink Ribbon Rally, which is planned for Saturday, August 26th.
The Pink Ribbon Rally, now in its 7th year, celebrates the survivors of breast cancer and raises funds to help women who are undergoing cancer treatments. With great food, music, and a live and silent auction, the evening promises to be fun and help provide support for an important cause.
The Pink Ribbon Rally was first held as a special event at the Joyner House, by Dr. Amy-Jo Fischer, who wanted to recognize the efforts of the doctors who help women fight cancer, and for all of the women who need to know that others are cheering for them in that fight, by providing a helping hand.
It has become an annual event, and each year, the Pink Ribbon Rally brings together doctors, dentists, and the community to help others in the battle against cancer.
Dr. Amy-Jo Fischer, herself a cancer survivor, announced at that first rally the creation of a fund in honor of two of the oncologists who treated her, Dr. Lisa Evans, M. D., and Dr. Judith Hopkins, M.D.
The proceeds of the Pink Ribbon Rally are distributed through the Kernersville Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Fund at Cancer Services in Winston-Salem. The fund helps cover non-medical expenses that are incurred by women undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
This year’s event will be held on Saturday, August 26th from 6-10 p.m. at the Kids’ Clubhouse, 745-G Cinema Court, off of North Main Street, in Kernersville. Tickets are available now, and can be purchased at www.PinkRibbonRally.org or at Smiles by Design, 406 W. Mountain Street, Kernersville. The event includes a Prime Rib Dinner by KB Catering and Bonefish Grill, and a live and silent auction. Music and dancing is by J & B on the Rocks.
The Pink Ribbon Rally is a wonderful opportunity to gather together as a community to celebrate survivors, to thank the doctors who help in the battle, and to raise funds to help others. It is an evening of hope, and an opportunity to dream that, in the years to come, there will be even more cancer survivors in our town.
Dawn Morgan is the Mayor of Kernersville and writes a weekly column for the News.

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