Family hosts luau to fight against breast cancer
Aug 30, 2011
Donna Wilson of Taylorsville, Maryland, had a breast cancer scare not too long ago, and decided to help raise money for the cancer that has affected millions of families throughout the country, according to The Advocate of Eldersburg and Sykesville.
Wilson decided to hold a luau and have all the proceeds go to breast cancer health news and research.
"The idea for the luau joined my love of entertaining and party planning with my desire to raise money for a cause that is close to my heart," Wilson told the news source.
The luau will take place on September 4, and will be full of activities including limbos and raffles. Once the sun goes down, there will be knife dancers and Polynesian style fire, the media outlet reports.
According to the Susan G. Komen organization, breast cancer is the second leading cancer-related cause of death among women, trailing behind only lung cancer. It is recommended that women get yearly mammograms once they turn 40, and if they have an extensive family history of the disease, they may want to start earlier in order to catch the disease at an early stage.