This afternoon was the annual local Horizon of Hope Luncheon benefiting local breast cancer charities. It is a lovely event held each year by local Longaberger consultants - a wonderful lunch, an auction, a guest speaker, and a preview of the new Longaberger holiday line. The event this year was held at Bravo! Italian Restaurant (yummy)....and an abundance of baskets filled with goodies were auctioned off for the John Stoddard Cancer Center and Susan G. Koman - For The Cure Des Moines Affiliate. I was thrilled to have the high bid on a gorgeous Mail & Bill Basket filled with note cards, a pen, a sticker maker, pink scissors, an address book, a candle, and a Longaberger pink travel mug - what an awesome basket! When I purchased the luncheon ticket, it also included the 2009 Horizon of Hope Note Basket and the Horizon of Hope Tote....so I had a pile of "good things" to bring home from the event. It was an afternoon filled with friendship, food, and fun....all raising money for a terrific cause - I can't think of a better way to spend my Sunday.
Remember, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, please educate yourself ~ more and more people we know are being challenged by this life-threatening disease ~ cherish the time you have with family, friends, and loved ones....and ladies, PLEASE do your monthly breast self-exams and your yearly mammogram - early detection is key!