Luncheon event to raise money for breast cancer research, awareness

LAWRENCEVILLE - It's a big event to raise money for an even bigger cause.

A fundraiser for breast cancer research and awareness in its third year, A Taste of Hope is a luncheon featuring a fashion show, musical entertainment, a raffle and silent and live auctions.

With entertainment by Shades of Pink - an Atlanta-based gospel choir whose members are all breast cancer survivors - the event honors people who have battled the disease and won.

"We have 12 breast cancer survivors modeling fashions from Cold Water Creek Mall of Georgia," said Barb Mock, chair of the event.

The Bob Ferrell Quartet, led by Gwinnett County resident Bob Ferrell, will also perform.

Masters of ceremonies for A Taste of Hope are Emmy Award-winning 11 Alive News anchor Karyn Greer, a resident of Johns Creek, and Emmy Award-winning TV personality Denny Moore.

Items to be auctioned off include gift certificates for businesses and services, including house and carpet cleaning, an oil change and tire rotation and a haircut, as well as movie and event tickets, including tickets to the Gwinnett Ballet Theater, Stone Mountain Park, Fernbank, the Aurora Theatre, the Center for Puppetry Arts and the Atlanta Symphony.

"One hundred percent of what we raise goes to breast cancer (research)," Mock said.

SideBar: If you go

· What: A Taste of Hope

· When: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; doors open at 10:30 a.m.

· Where: First Baptist Church of Sugar Hill, 5091 Ga. Highway 20, Sugar Hill

· Cost: $50 per ticket with tables of eight available, tickets are $60 at the door and breast cancer survivors are admitted for free

· More information: Call Barbara Mock at 770-963-9493 or e-mail her at mock5496@bellsouth.net