Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month it seemed like a good time to tell you about an organization we volunteered with in September. Faces of Courage is a non profit cancer support organization that, at no cost to the participants, provides programs, day outings, overnight camps and end of "chemo parties".
The Juniors volunteered at the Woman's Cancer Retreat event, this was an overnight retreat being held at the Rotary Camp Florida in Brandon. We hosted the Death by Chocolate dessert buffet. I asked our members to provide chocolate baked goods for this event and they delivered! I have never seen so many yummy looking chocolate desserts in one place.
When the Juniors arrived at camp the ladies were in another building have a dance party and a tackiest tourist contest. The Juniors took a quick walk over to see the fun and watch the final judging of the contest. These ladies were having fun but it was almost time for chocolate. We were all set up when they started to come in. You could tell they were enjoying it because the kept "sneaking" back up for seconds. They welcomed and thanked us and we spent some time talking to these strong women. It was then time to clean up and say goodbye, it was getting late and these ladies had yoga in the morning.
I hope the Juniors can volunteer with this organization again the future.