Sacred heart guild talks memberships and martinis


Hospital volunteer Silvia Whaley and Paulina Pendarvis accepted new members to the Guild and pre-sold ducks for their upcoming “duck derby” at the Scallop Festival.

Special to The Star
Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 10:09 AM.

The Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf teamed with the Haughty Heron for an evening of music, martinis and mammos as they hosted a membership drive for the Guild, a group that provides support and fundraising activities to bring new healthcare programs and services to the community.

The goal of the event, which registered 49 new members for the Guild, was to build awareness for breast cancer and early detection.

Local cancer survivor Kathe Jones shared her story and expressed to attendees that without early detection, she wouldn’t have been around to speak with them.

More than 100 people stopped to support the Tuesday night event. A $20 pledge netted new members a pink celebratory martini while live music filled the Heron courtyard courtesy of Lauren Spring and Melissa Bowman.

Money raised was contributed in part to the development of a fund to assist uninsured and underinsured residents to receive breast screenings.

“The event exceeded our expectations,” said Paulina Pendarvis, Physician and Volunteers Services Advocate for Sacred Heart. “We hope to make it an annual event.”

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