For The Girls hosting annual fundraising event with car theme
NORFOLK, Neb. -- "One out of eight will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in their lifetime. That's a big number," said Lori Williams.
A non-profit organization in northeast Nebraska is raising money to combat Breast Cancer.
For The Girls in Norfolk is holding its annual fundraising event this weekend.
Lori Williams, one of the founding members, said that she helped create the organization to assist those in the community with their fight against Breast Cancer.
"Unfortunately, there is a lot of Breast Cancer in northeast Nebraska and there wasn't really an organization that was out there raising money specifically for this cause," she said. "It's an opportunity for us to rally band together."
The non-profit was founded in 2012 and has raised over $1 million.
Eighty percent of the money raised will go back to fighting Breast Cancer in the community while 20% of proceeds will go towards research foundations.
This Saturday For The Girls is holding an event called "Driving For A Cure."
President of the Board Paula Pflueger said the event is a great way for the community to support the medical professionals and patients that are affected by Breast Cancer.
"Many people have been touched by Breast Cancer in one way or another," she said. "Here's a way to support how we support those healthcare institutions and healthcare professionals that are providing the care for both of us that have gone and will go through Breast Cancer."
The event will take place at Courtesy Ford of Norfolk starting at 5:30 p.m.
A live and silent auction will be held as well as a plated dinner and musical entertainment.
For information on how you can purchase tickets, visit this link.