Monday, September 20, 2010

Hope & Inspiration

Yesterday afternoon I attended 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. When I purchased the luncheon ticket, it also included the 2010 Horizon of Hope Basket...which was foofed at my place setting (too cute!). 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.

During the live auction, I purchased a bottle of "INSPIRE #3" wine - produced and bottled at the Madison County Winery in St. Charles, Iowa. The wine label recognizes nearly 200 Iowa breast cancer survivors by incorporating their names into the design of the label...and the winery donates $9.00 for each case sold to the Susan G. Koman - For The Cure Des Moines Affiliate - even more special, several attendees at the luncheon had their name listed on the bottle. Madison County Winery combines the passion to find a cure with a passion for wine - they have found a special way to recognize just some of the many brave Iowans who have so valiantly fought breast cancer and survived....truly inspiring!

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....PLEASE do your monthly breast self-exams and your yearly mammogram - early detection is key!


  1. What a great way to raise money for breast cancer. Italian food, wine and Longaberger, who could ask for more?!

  2. What a fabulous event you attended for such a worthy cause! Enjoy your new basket!