Wonderful Wacky Women Week..
culminates with Oct. 27 Walk
By Jimmie Sue Walters
Surf’s Up! Are you ready to ride this wave with us?
Please join us for our 2nd annual Wonderful Wacky Women Week, with activities from Pensacola to Mobile.
Title sponsor and honorary guest, Suzy Toronto joins Lisa Moore and Jimmie Sue to kick-off week with a Fox Studio 10 live appearance on Monday, October 22;
Spot visits to local businesses with Suzy Toronto on Tuesday;
Wednesday, October 24, a Flora-Bama bus ride to NAS Pensacola for VIP seating at the Blue Angels practice show, followed by a picture with the Blue Angels and a tour of the museum and lunch at Fisherman’s Corner. Later that evening , it’s Wonderful Wacky Women Wednesday at the Flora-Bama, with a Wacky Hat Contest and a good time.
Wonderful Wacky Week continues on Thursday, October 25 at SanRoc Cay with a Wacky Women Welcome Party. The Sanroc shops and restaurants are rolling out the red carpet for a fun evening of music, dancing, food, shopping and sisterhood love. Entertainment will be by Elaine Petty, Rhonda Hart and Lisa Christian. The Pink Heals Fire Engine will be rolling in for a photo opportunity and support our cause.
On Friday, October 26, it’s back to the Flora-Bama for packet pickup from 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Then the main event on Saturday morning, October 27, 9:15 a.m., The 4th annual Making Waves to Wipe Out Ovarian Cancer, a 4 mile walk/run and 1 mile fun walk to raise awareness and research funding. The walk starts and ends at the World Famous Flora-Bama. Registration fee is $100 per person with 100 percent of race registration benefiting the Florida Hospital Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research. Additional household members can register under an already registered family member for an additional $25 per person. Teams of 5 can register for just $400, and active military and families are just $25. Kids 13 to 18 years of age are just $25. Ovarian cancer survivors can register for $25 and will receive a special ribbon to be worn throughout the day in honor of their survival. We encourage you to dress-up, have fun and make this an experience you will never forget.
Our local community officials, Gulf Shores Mayor Craft, Orange Beach Mayor Kennon, Pensacola Mayor Hayward and Escambia County Commissioners have all proclaimed the last Saturday of October as Wonderful Wacky Women Day from now to eternity. Commissioner Gene Valentino will be part of our opening ceremonies, where there will be live broadcasting by Lisa Christian of Sunny 105.7.
We are also throwing a “Party Like There is No More Cancer” after the race with live music by Smokin Elvis’s. We need you to get onbaord and support our cause to wipe out ovarian cancer. Thanks to many of your donations, we have a great silent auction and bucket raffle planned with many exclusive items. Don’t miss this opportunity to bid on once in a lifetime items. All proceeds will benefit the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute in Mobile and Covenant Hospice in Pensacola.
Ovarian cancer once was called the silent killer. We speak out throughout the year, so that women and health providers know to listen for the symptoms of this deadly disease. Our ultimate goal is to save women’s lives. The following symptoms are much more likely to occur in women with ovarian cancer than women in the general population: Bloating; Pelvic or abdominal pain; Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly; Urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency).
Women should see a doctor, preferably a gynecologist, if they have these symptoms more than 12 times in the course of a month. Unfortunately, these symptoms are often missed or dismissed by women and their health care providers, leading to late diagnosis of the disease. Fewer than 20 percent of women are diagnosed in the early stages of ovarian cancer, when survival rates are highest.
The RRWWW was established as a non-profit in 2009. We began raising awareness and research funding for ovarian cancer in 2010. Because there is no early diagnostic tool, the awareness is so very important. So 100 percent of race registration fees will benefit the Florida Hospital Foundation for Ovarian Cancer. To donate, make checks payable to The Sacred Sisterhood of Wonderful Wacky Women, Redneck Riviera Chapter, INC., 14054 Waterview Drive, Pensacola, FL 32507. A Big Wonderful Wacky Thank You to our 2012 Sponsors. With your help, we are able to make a difference in the fight against ovarian cancer.
For more information contact Jimmie Sue Walters at 850-525-1975 or Lisa Moore at 850-748-1291. Like us on facebook or visit redneckrivierawonderfulwackywomen.com. Don’t miss your chance to ‘Get On Board and Make Waves” in the community for a good cause.
Pictured: Lisa Moore, Suzy Toronto, Jimmie Sue Walter
Courtesy The Mullet Wrapper