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Pink Tie Party to aid breast cancer patients

The eighth annual Pink Tie Party to support breast cancer patients in the Brainerd lakes area will run from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Cragun's Resort, featuring hors d'oeuvres, dessert samples, silent auction and raffle.

The Pink Tie Party, presented by Consolidated Telecommunications Company, offers an occasion to socialize with members of the community while supporting an important cause. All proceeds benefit breast cancer patients through The Pink Ribbon Cupboard.

Last year the Pink Tie Party raised more than $20,000, and the goal is to surpass that amount at this year's event.

The funds are used to support patients who are undergoing active treatment for breast cancer through continued improvements in care and non-medical assistance. The Pink Ribbon Cupboard serves breast cancer patients living in the Brainerd lakes area who are currently in treatment, regardless of their healthcare provider.

Examples of how funds have been distributed to support patients: gas cards, wigs, rent and mortgage payment, auto insurance payment, utilities payment and grocery gift cards.

The first 200 advanced ticket holders will receive a swag bag filled with goodies at the event. Tickets can be purchased through Kristin Larsen of Spectrum Reach, David Jeremiason of Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Foundation, Kathy Buxton or Sue Beck of The Pink Ribbon Cupboard, Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center Gift Shop, Birgit's Jewelers and Cash Wise Liquor. Tickets are $25 per person in advance or $30 per person at the door.