|Annual Connor House Gala Will Support Research on Early Detection of Breast Cancer
March 02, 2011
Contact: Bill Giduz
The largest charity gala of the year at Davidson College, "Bosom Buddies," will be held on Saturday evening, March 12, in the Lilly Gallery of Chambers Building. Tickets for the event, which benefits breast cancer research, are $50 for individuals, $400 for eight person tables, $450 for nine person tables, and $500 for VIP tables. The event includes a keynote speaker, catered dinner and drinks, and a silent and live auction.
Information about tickets and auction items can be found by emailing email@example.com or visiting http://sites.google.com/site/connorbosombuddies/
The event is sponsored annually by Davidson's Connor Eating House, and all 159 members will be involved. Proceeds benefit "Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test" (Friends), the only non-profit in the country focused on funding research for an earlier biological detection test for breast cancer.
One in eight women will experience some form of breast cancer at some point, and current technology allows some cancers to develop for up to eight years before being detected.
The Bosom Buddies gala raised more than $50,000 last year, and more than $150,000 in the past five years. In honor of the passion and dedication of Connor House, Friends recently funded a $40,000 research grant in Connor House's name.
Davidson is a highly selective independent liberal arts college for 1,900 students located 20 minutes north of Charlotte in Davidson, N.C. Since its establishment in 1837 by Presbyterians, the college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently regarded as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Through The Davidson Trust, the college became the first liberal arts institution in the nation to replace loans with grants in all financial aid packages, giving all students the opportunity to graduate debt-free. Davidson competes in NCAA athletics at the Division I level, and a longstanding Honor Code is central to student life at the college.