Raleigh, NC, September 18, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Speaking of Women’s Health honored Jill Wolford at the Speaking Of Women’s Health two-day conference on Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 15 at the North Raleigh Hilton. Wolford was recognized for her philanthropy work with cancer patients as the founder of the Caring Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to cancer patients in the Triangle. After surviving breast cancer in 1999, Wolford wanted to show her appreciation for the support she received during her recovery and hosted her first of many “Pay It Forward” parties. The parties were designed as fundraisers, where friends, family and neighbors were asked for a small contribution. The first “Pay It Forward” fundraiser event collected $724, but over the years the Caring Community Foundation has raised more than $400,000 and distributed these funds to more than 400 local cancer patients. Currently, the “Pay It Forward” fundraisers are held by businesses, sororities, professional fraternities and individuals throughout the community. For more information, visit http://www.caringcommunityfoundation.org.
“Jill’s years of work in the community have made her a leader for the advocacy of cancer patients and their families,” said Tobi Bowen, beneficiary sponsor member for the event. “Through her constant efforts to ‘pay it forward’ to others, she has influenced countless lives. She has proven to be a woman most deserving of recognition with this award.”
About Speaking of Women’s Health:
The National Speaking of Women’s Health Foundation is a 501 (c) (3), non-profit organization headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, whose mission is “to educate women to make informed decisions about their health, well-being and personal safety.” Founded in 1996, Speaking of Women’s Health ® (SWH) hosts more than 40 conferences and events across the country, educating and empowering women in a pampering environment. The national foundation works with community hospitals and organizations at a grassroots level, and reinvests into local women’s health through Community Investment Grants. SWH includes two Minority Health Programs – Universal Sisters and Hablando de la Salud de la Mujer; community events and education centers with free health brochures in Wal-Mart stores nationwide; and a weekly television show, Lifetime’s Speaking of Women’s Health. Please visit http://www.swhRaleigh.com or call 1-866-SWH-INFO for more information.
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