Soroptimists International of Friday Harbor have provided ferry tickets for cancer patients on San Juan Island under their Cancer Treatment Support Mission since May 2005.
The Komen Foundation recently removed financial support for San Juan County programs for breast cancer patients, so now the financial need is even greater. Soroptimist typically spends more than $12,000 annually to fund this project through events and raffle ticket sales.
In the past, Soroptimist held a Bowl-A-Thon but this year it is a brand new, fun event. Look for the Soroptimists at the markets and make a tax-deductible donation.
You can support in three ways:
1. Girls Night Out Bunko Party. Attend the Dec. 4 fund-raiser at Mullis Community Senior Center, 6-9 p.m. You do not need to know how to play the Bunko dice game, as it is very easy and lots of fun. Event tickets are $20 and include appetizers and three Bunko games. Beverages are available.
Event tickets can be purchased at The Toy Box, Spa d Bune and at the markets (see below).
2. Purchase raffle tickets for an opportunity to receive a great gift. Your donations will help cancer patients receive transportation to the mainland for treatments. Event tickets and raffle tickets are available from Soroptimists at King’s Market on Nov. 14, Nov. 15, and Nov. 22; and MarketPlace on Nov. 24 and Nov. 28.
3. Sponsor the event by mailing a tax-deductible donation to Soroptimist Cancer Mission, P.O. Box 2856, Friday Harbor 98250.
For more information, call Carol Capps, 472-0843; or visit SIFRI.ORG.