Chicks Mix ’10 to benefit Victory CenterWritten by Mary Petrides | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicks for Charity, A Toledo-based philanthropic group, will host Chicks Mix ’10 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. July 21 at Toledo Botanical Gardens.
The event will raise money for The Victory Center, a Toledo-based organization that provides free services for cancer patients and their families.
Laura Waltz, spokeswoman for the group, said she expects about 600 women and girls to attend Chicks Mix ’10. The night will include appetizers, a raffle and, for those 21 and older, drinks.
“It’s really kind of an open mingling. There’s no formal sit-down dinner or anything like that. It’s really casual, kind of chit-chatty, have a good time,” Waltz said.
Chicks for Charity selects a charitable organization every one or two years, and its more than 1,600 members host fundraisers for the selected charity. The main event every year is the Chicks Mix.
The Victory Center has an annual budget of about $400,000, raised through fundraisers, donations and grants, said Lora Johnson, office manager at The Victory Center. To date, Chicks for Charity has raised more than $90,000 for The Victory Center.
The Victory Center employs oncology-trained therapists and provides support groups, yoga classes, massage therapy, facials and special programs for cancer patients and their families, Johnson said.
Johnson said these services are provided free of charge to anyone who can make it to The Victory Center. Clients do not need referrals and do not need to be Toledo-area residents, she said.
Chicks Mix ’10 costs $37 for those 21 and older — this includes one drink — and $20 for those 20 and younger. For more information, visit the websites www.chicksforcharity.net or www.thevictorycenter.org.