McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

Local News

April 3, 2014

Pink Ribbon luncheon to be held at new location

McALESTER — A new location has been slated for this year’s Pink Ribbon Luncheon set for October, organizers say.

Every year, more than 400 people, most dressed in pink for breast cancer awareness, gather to help raise money for Oklahoma Project Woman by taking part in the fundraising luncheon.

This year it’s going to be at the First United Methodist Church of McAlester, said Amy Johns, a member of the Pink Ribbon committee.

Johns is also publisher of the News-Capital.

She said traditionally the event was held at the Southeast Expo Center but this year, the Pink Ribbon Committee decided it was time for change and after touring several venues, the committee decided on the church at 1501 S. 13th Street.

Committee Chairman Frances Lerblance said all of the money raised at the Pink Ribbon Luncheon will go to Oklahoma Project Woman.

“Oklahoma Project woman is dedicated to providing access to breast health care that will facilitate the early diagnosis and decrease the mortality of breast cancer for uninsured women with limited financial resources,” Lerblance said.

The luncheon is not only an informative entertaining afternoon out, it’s also an important fundraiser for Project Woman, she said.

And corporate sponsors are especially needed to help raise money for the event, according to Lerblance.

“Project Woman sends in thousands of dollars to our area to provide mammograms and other services for local women,” Lerblance said.

She said this year the fundraising goal is to increase the donations sent to Project Woman.

“We want to send them more money than they send us this year,” Lerblance said.

The exact date in October that the luncheon will be held and other details about the event will be released once they are finalized, Lerblance said.

She said corporate sponsorships are available for $550 for a table for eight.

For more information about becoming a sponsor, contact Lerblance at 918-297-2501 or 918-424-1026.

For more information about Project Woman, visit

Contact Jeanne LeFlore at

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp
NDN Video
Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.