People who participate in an upcoming fundraiser that combines vodka tasting, baby goats and a pop-up arcade, among many other attractions, along with learning about health and wellness opportunities, will also benefit Breast Friends, an organization that supports women with breast cancer. Everyone wins at the second annual Breast Cancer Community Impact FUNdraiser on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Fit Alliance parking lot at 15965 S.W. 72nd Ave., Tigard.
Everyone wins at the second annual Breast Cancer Community Impact FUNdraiser on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Fit Alliance parking lot at inTigard.
Jordon Hice and Lisa Rhoades are the co-founders and co-owners of Fit Alliance, and they met Allison Hancock, the executive director of Breast Friends, through a business networking group, which led to them hosting the fundraiser at their business, where Hancock is a client.
“My grandmother passed away from metastatic breast cancer that could have been prevented, so the cause is very near and dear to me,” Hice said. “This event was born to provide funds so that Breast Friends can continue the wonderful work that they do and to support our local economy. Every vendor at the event will be a local business owner from Tigard or surrounding areas.”
Hice added, “The Breast Friends and Fit Alliance teams will both be there with a booth. We will have vodka tasting from Wild Roots, inflatable Connect Four from Portland Party Works, baby goat petting with Portland Goat Parties, yard games, a pop-up arcade set up in the gym – courtesy of Reset Button Arcade – face painting for the kids (and adults too!) and a raffle.
“There also will be a wall of wine, a full menu of Mexican food and drinks at the restaurant next door (El Sol de Mexico), plus baked goods from Humble Pie Bakery, Drea’s Badass Cookies and Bishop & Son’s. In total, there will be over 20 local businesses with booths selling goods and services, including an array of quality allied health professionals to help you get your health and wellness on track.”
According to Hice, the following health and wellness professions will be represented: massage therapy (chair massage), holistic dentistry, a bio-wellness center, fitness and nutrition coaching, trauma recovery coaching, supplements and forest therapy.
Becky Olson and Sharon Henifin, who were longtime friends and went through breast cancer together, started their Tigard-based nonprofit Breast Friends in 2000 and retired in 2017. The organization offers support to women on many levels through four different programs.
Hancock, an 18-year breast cancer survivor, said, “Jordon has had breast cancer in his family, and this is an important cause to him. Not only is this a fundraiser for us, but it is important to let people in the community know we are here and what we do. Being able to have this event now is so important to us.”
Hice added, “As part of the Washington County family, we want to give back to our community by offering free admission to this day of fun and activity to raise money for a very worthy cause.”
For more information on Fit Alliance, visit fitalliancepdx.com or call 503-352-5832. Breast Friends is located at 14050 S.W. Pacific Highway, Suite 101, Tigard 97224; for more information, visit breastfriends.org. or call 503-598-8048. Hancock invites people to contact her directly at email@example.com.