Despite the rain, record crowds came out to support Hope Scarves and their mission to share scarves, stories and hope with women facing cancer. Proceeds from this fundraiser go to Hope Scarves and to metastatic breast cancer.
Founder Lara MacGregor is an inspiration to everyone at this event, and currently battling Stage Four Metastatic Breast Cancer. She usually speaks to the crowd from the music stage but this year, due to the inclimate weather, she stood up on a picnic table under the dining tent. As usual, her words about her experience silenced the room and many were holding back the tears.
The event was held at Natalie Officer’s lovely farm in Anchorage, with plenty of tents and strung lights to shelter the guests from the unseasonable weather. Natalie is always generous to donate her home and this year is a special exception as she had just given birth to her third child a week before the event.
Guests enjoyed live music, silent and live auctions as well as the inspiring words of Dawne Gee from WAVE 3 News. Food was generously donated by River Road BBQ.
Always outside, the guests dressed for the weather, with many ladies breaking out their fall boots and ponchos, along with a wide assortment of rain gear.
Photographer:Bill Brymer Photography