Tea for a Cause
It is safe to say, based on the number of persons who turned out, that the Jamaica Cancer Society's Chocolate and Champagne Tea Party and Art Affair at Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel last Thursday (August 27) was well supported.
Elegantly dressed for the beautiful summer-afternoon event sponsored by Jamaica National, Select Brands, JetBlue Airways, Supreme Ventures, BMW, and Ferrero, guests were greeted by the cheerful faces of representatives from the Jamaica Cancer Society and great art from local talents.
Master of ceremonies Patria-Kaye Aarons kept the programme running smoothly with guests being thoroughly entertained with her vibrant persona that emanated throughout the room.
In her speedy opening remarks, President of the Jamaica Cancer Society Yulit Gordon, thanked the relevant persons for their continued support, and listed the organisations upcoming fundraisers such as the annual Keeping Abreast luncheon and 5k walk, of which the proceeds will go towards cancer screening and education.
In addition, Gordon re-emphasised the importance of early testing - stressing that it might save a life and expenses.
Formalities out the way, it was time for champagne and fun. Guests were entertained by Harold Davis and friends, while enjoying a buffet of callaloo quiche, assorted teas, sandwiches - tuna, cucumber, egg - and toe-curling desserts.
A Dutch auction of fine art pieces by Peter Pearl, Betty Glanville, Sonya Richards, and Myrth Hall-Butler followed. But the highly anticipated event was the grand-prize draw. The consolation prize went to Janice Lee who walked away with a bottle of G.H. MUMM champagne. But the grand prize winner was Nakeeta Nembhard, who won a trip to any city of her choice courtesy of JetBlue.