The Titusville Ladies Club (TLC) raised nearly $10,000 in their kickoff
fundraiser and first stop of the “Traveling Bras” held on
September 8, benefiting cancer care programs at Parrish Medical Center (PMC).
“The Journey of the Traveling Bras” is a beautifully decorated
display of 10 showcased bras making their way across Titusville, with
various stops along the way. Each stop of the Traveling Bras will showcase
the intricate workmanship of these wearable, themed “works of art,”
decorated and generously donated by Jean Shuford and Pamela Childers of
JBI in Titusville.
More than 200 people attended the kickoff event where two-dozen salons
and boutiques showcased unique fashions and accessories, as well as salon
products and services. TLC received community sponsorships, and the salons
donated a percentage of proceeds, helping TLC bring the total raised to
just under $10,000.
“The kickoff event was more successful than we had ever imagined!
We’re so proud of our community for coming together to support such
an important cause and we look forward to continuing this journey,”
said Fran Colman, TLC co-chair.
The next stop of TLC’s “Traveling Bras” will be hosted
by Merle Norman & Boutique at 3045 Columbia Boulevard in Titusville
at the Crossroads Marketplace on Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 3:00
to 7:00 pm. At 5:30 pm, cancer survivor and guest speaker, Dawn Cummings,
will share her journey, and at 6:00 pm there will be an “In the
Pink” Fashion Show sponsored by Cache, The Avenues in Viera. Attendees
will have chances to win raffles and door prizes, and there will be in-store
promotions from Merle Norman vendors, such as Brighton Collectibles “Power
of Pink”, Pandora Jewelry and Vera Bradley.
“We started the Titusville Ladies Club because several of our friends
have been diagnosed with breast cancer. The news weighed heavy on our
hearts, as we can’t imagine not having these women in our lives.
Our circle of friends decided to raise money to help our local community.
We were introduced to the cancer care programs at Parrish and knew right
away that is where we want the proceeds to go,” said Candi Neuweiler,
owner of Merle Norman & Boutique in Titusville, and member of TLC.
The “Traveling Bras” will make several more stops before the
journey ends at TLC’s signature event, the “New Year, New
Life” New Year’s Eve Gala at Sherwood Golf & Country Club,
where the beautifully decorated bras will be auctioned off to the highest
bidder. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.Facebook.com/TitusvilleLadiesClub.
Proceeds from all events will be donated to Jess Parrish Medical Foundation
to support cancer care programs at PMC.
Numerous sponsors are taking the journey with TLC, including: Allen Duncan
Insurance, Applianceville of Titusville, Inc.; The Broome Law Firm, P.A.,
Claudine Mogg of Golf 1 Realty; Colman Heating & Air, Inc.; Donna
G. Ivery, M.D. of Ona-Gyn, LLC; GP Strategies, Inc.; Johanna Hamilton
of Coldwell Banker Coast Realty; John W. Cooper Land Surveying, Inc.;
J.W. Edens Insurance Agency; Laru’s Vintage Medley LLC; Merle Norman
& Boutique; Proquest Pest Control and Termite; Robin L. Fisher Insurance
Agency Inc.; Sherwood Golf & Country Club; Veronica’s Face-N-Body
Place; and Watson Enterprise Marine Transport.
The event committee includes: Fran Colman, Theresa Cooper, Tara Edginton,
Johanna Hamilton, Aleshia Humphries, Mary Ann Jackson, Sharon James, Jolene
Maroney, Joy McGregor, Candi Neuweiler, and Jeri Perry.
Sponsorships are still available. For more information, contact TLC’s
Fran Colman at 321-403-3014.