CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Bosom Buddies Foundation’s (CCBBF’s) primary fundraiser, the Little Pink Dress benefit, is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 5:30-9 p.m. at Loft 212
The CCBBF was founded in 2013, its mission to raise money to assist Cullman-area residents while they are in a cancer treatment. The foundation provides need-based assistance for day-to-day living expenses such as utility bills, treatment transportation costs, food cards and other approved needs.
Patients meet with CCBBF partner, Nurse Navigator Jessica Nicholson, to determine the amount of assistance needed. The foundation pays the bills directly; no cash is given. This assistance is for approved patients regardless of the type of cancer they may have or the location of their treatment center.
“We have, to date, helped 52 patients this year, paying 351 bills for these patients,” said CCBBF Vice President Judy Grissom.
The third annual Little Pink Dress benefit will feature a silent auction, with items to be auctioned off at 8 p.m. Music will be performed by the Wallace State Jazz Band. Food will be prepared by Chat & Chew. Samuel Tucker will serve as the night’s emcee and will introduce CCBBF President Lori McGrath, who will speak at 6 p.m. about the group’s mission.
Celebrity waiters will be working for tip money to go toward the CCBBF patient assistance fund. Waiters include Cullman Police Chief Kenny Culpepper, Cullman Assistant Police Chief Dave Nassetta, Cullman Police Capt. Jeff Warnke, Cullman Police Sgt. Adam Clark, Cullman County Commission Chairman Jeff Clemons, Cullman County Commissioner Gary Marchman, Cullman County Commissioner Kerry Watson, Cullman County Commissioner Kelly Duke, Cullman County Commissioner Corey Freeman, Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail, Cullman County DA-Elect Champ Crocker, Rep. Cory Harbison, VP of Drinkard Development Jason Grimmett, Cullman County Circuit Court Judge Greg Nicholas, Cullman County District Court Judge Chad Floyd, Cullman County District Court Judge Rusty Turner, Cullman County Economic Development Director Bradley Williams, Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry, Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Ed Potter, Cullman County Deputy Joey Collier, Cullman County Deputy Chayton Grimmett, Cullman County Deputy Trevor Clemmons, Loan Officer – Guild Mortgage Ben Tankersley, Warrant Officer James Chivers and Staff Sergeant Scottie Graves.
Near the end of the event, there will be a 50/50 drawing; individuals must be present to win.
As guests arrive and purchase tickets, the money will go into a large container. At the end of the evening, a name will be drawn, and that person, if present, will win half of the money in the container. The other half will go to CCBBF. There are still a few tickets ($60) left. To purchase an advanced ticket to the event, go to www.cullmanbosombuddies.com/little-pink-dress.
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