Today several members of the First Ward Community Fund board delivered a donation and few items which will be auctioned at the annual Take a Slice Out of Cancer event at Villa Francesca.
Stan Washington, VK Simpson and I had the chance to spend some time with Louie Suppa who is the brains behind this creative fundraiser which helps to raise awareness about breast cancer. Louie has always been a strong supporter of the Community Fund and has quickly made himself a valuable part of the First Ward landscape. He has had members of his family touched by breast cancer and envisioned this event as a way to fight back. As we talked we all realized that each of us had been affected in some way by the disease.
Most people who know Louie know he is both a Charlotte and New York sports fan. As he had the Charlotte teams covered for the silent auction we donated a baseball autographed by the great Tom Seaver and an autographed copy of Keyshawn Johnson’s book. We hope these items will help the bottom line.
Please join Louie and friends on October 23, 2012, from 7pm to 10pm. Villa Francesca is located at 321 N Caldwell Street – Charlotte NC – 28202. The event costs is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Click here to purchase tickets.