Brunch was a big success
To the editor:
On behalf of the American Cancer Society, I would like to thank the community for its support of the American Cancer Society's 15th annual Grand Sunday Brunch, held on Nov. 9 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Hagerstown.
With the help of sponsors, donors, participants, committee members and volunteers, we raised approximately $34,500 at this event. Throughout the past 15 years, the Grand Sunday Brunch has generated more than $200,000 and these funds have provided important support to the Washington County community for patient services and survivorship programs as well as national research. More than 750 individuals of all ages enjoyed this fun-filled feast while supporting the American Cancer Society.
Many thanks to the program sponsors, silent auction and raffle donors, participants and entertainers who helped make this event so successful. Above all, I would like to express my gratitude to the brunch committee for their dedication and volunteerism. Jim Shifler created the Grand Sunday Brunch 15 years ago and within the past few years welcomed co-chair Diane Pullen. They have volunteered countless hours to ensure the success of this annual event and I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude for their commitment over the years to the community and to the American Cancer Society.