You can likely expect a run on black dresses in town in the next few weeks. The Betty Kearns “Little Black Dress” event has sold out. Tickets went on sale last Monday and were all spoken for by Thursday. The event seats 850 people.
Event Chairperson and President of the Betty Kearns Cancer Fund, Amy Andrews-Curtis, told us that this is the fastest the tickets have ever sold in the event’s fourteen year history. The fund, named in honor Betty Kearns, a beloved community member who passed away in 2006, takes care of the needs of cancer patients in the area.
Andrews-Curtis said the fund supports patients of all ages with various needs from utility bills to transportation, and even back taxes. The group was able to put about $35,000 toward helping cancer patients last year alone.
The Little Black Dress Event is the major fundraiser for the Betty Kearns Cancer Fund and has become popular with attendees in the community. The event will take place March 6 at the Convention Center.
This year, the Piece to Peace Quilters Cancer Quilt and representatives from the American Cancer Society will be at the ever-growing event.
Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.