SOURCE: Women Against Cancer

August 23, 2007 21:58 ET

Chris Gardner (Author of "The Pursuit of Happyness") to Participate in 2007 Women Against Cancer's Pink and White Party

Co-Sponsored by JaRule's LIFECAMP, INC.

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 23, 2007) - Women Against Cancer (WAC) is hosting its annual Pink and White Party with a Purpose to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer. The 2007 Pink and White Party will take place Saturday, August 25, 2007, 4:00 to 9:30 pm at BLVD/Crash Mansion, 199 Bowery, NYC. This event provides food, fun, entertainment, DJ and dancing as well as a silent bachelor/bachelorette auction. Ticket holders are automatically entered in a raffle to win wonderful gifts.

100% of proceeds raised last year were donated to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Each year, WAC facilitates an exciting bachelor/bachelorette silent auction. A highlight of this year's silent auction is an opportunity to bid on Chris Gardner (Author of "The Pursuit of Happyness"). "Chris Gardner's participation exemplifies his commitment to support our pursuit," said Lisa Bland, WAC Treasurer. Lamman Rucker, who guest starred in the television show "Half & Half," participated in last year's event. "We raised quite a bit of money through Lamman's participation. Our highest bid (donation) was for him. With the success of last year's event and with Gardner's participation, our 2007 event will definitely be a huge success," continued Bland.

"WAC offers attendees a wide range of fun-filled events in support of a worthy cause," said Erica Ford, Executive Director of LIFECAMP, INC. "Not to mention giveaways. Last year WAC gave away sports memorabilia and autographed items from recording artists," continued Ford. Each year more and more people support the program and enjoy the entertainment and shop at the retail booths. "The Women Against Cancer event provides a venue for individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds to have a great time," added Ford.

Tickets for the 2007 Pink and White Party With A Purpose can be purchased by contacting any member of Women Against Cancer listed below or by e-mail at Tickets can be purchased by cash or check made payable to Women Against Cancer. Donations to Women Against Cancer should be mailed to 5 Mehrman Avenue, Valley Stream, NY 11580.

Lisa  (718) 810-1986
Siela  (516) 721-4562
DawnMarie  (516) 351-4711
Nicole (516) 965-9609
Mirlande  (347) 392-2196
Faye (917) 273-5732

Women Against Cancer (WAC)

Women Against Cancer is a 501(c)(3) corporation founded by 6 women committed to raising funds and awareness in the fight against breast cancer and other types of cancer; providing financial assistance to not-for-profit organizations involved in the fight against cancer; and establishing scholarships for children whose parent(s) died from cancer.

As a testament to that commitment, two of the members of Women Against Cancer have walked in the two-day Avon Walk for Breast Cancer for the past 6 years and cumulatively Women Against Cancer has raised over $30,000 for this extremely worthy cause. In addition to soliciting donations from family, friends and colleagues, Women Against Cancer hosts the annual Pink and White Party With A Purpose.

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