The stage is set for the Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation's 11th annual Party Palooza fundraising drive of special events from now through December to support grants for Tri-Valley residents experiencing cancer treatment.
The fun starts all day this Friday with "Happy Delights Inaugural Day," where the owners of the new restaurant at 2771 Hopyard Road will donate 20% of their proceeds today to the foundation.
Other popular events are returning throughout the Party Palooza, including Dinner at Uncle Yu's at the Vineyard, the Sip and Paint night, and the SWing for Cancer Therapies Golf Tournament.
A locally based nonprofit, the Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation supports cancer patients and the cancer community by providing acupuncture, acupressure, therapeutic massage and other complementary therapies that make a difference in the quality of their lives.
Through its decade-plus of active involvement in the Tri-Valley cancer community, the organization serves as a resource to connect beneficiaries to additional resources that help with day-to-day support to alleviate the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.
Special events like those during Party Palooza are vital to helping the foundation generate funds to provide grants for local cancer patients to experience the complementary healing therapies often not covered by health insurance, as well as offer personalized navigation and education.
The full event schedule is:
* Happy Delights Inaugural Day in Pleasanton, this Friday.
* Sip and Paint Art Class in Livermore, Sept. 9 (sold out).
* Sip & Shop Experience in Pleasanton, Sept. 19.
* SWing for Cancer Therapies Golf Tournament at Castlewood Country Club, Oct. 3
* "The After Party" evening reception (after tournament), Oct. 3.
* A Passage to India: Diwali Nite, Oct. 12.
* Dinner at Uncle Yu's at the Vineyard in Livermore, Oct. 28.
* 11th annual Soups of the World in Pleasanton, Nov. 2.
* Holiday Bartender Night at Auburn Lounge (Danville), Dec. 2.
Space is limited for each event and they often sell out, so foundation officials recommend purchasing tickets as soon as possible. For more information, visit www.healingtherapiesfoundation.org or call 866-862-7270.
Board of Directors
The Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation recently announced a new member joining its Board of Directors: Hilary Strain.
A Pleasanton resident and volunteer with the foundation's Ragin Cajun gala in recent years, Strain works as the chief financial officer for Wing Venture Capital (no relation to foundation president Sandra J. Wing, officials noted).
"Hilary was inspired to join the board as a result of her work with the foundation, and a desire to do more with the organization in its mission to bring assistance to cancer patients in the Tri-Valley," officials said.
In addition to Wing and Strain, the foundation's board consists of secretary Wende Amerie, treasurer Kim Smith, director Dr. Rishi Sawhney, director Dr. Emily Abe and director Margaret Miner.