On Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, The Professional Women of Putnam will hold a special benefit event with proceeds going to Support Connection, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that provides free, confidential support services to people with breast and ovarian cancer. The event will take place at Camp Kiwi in Mahopac at 6 pm. Admission is $35 which includes dinner and dessert. Cash bar will be available.
The Professional Women of Putnam is a networking group for the women of Putnam County that provides its members with a broad array of opportunities for networking, sharing information, and professional development. It was created by Jamie Imperati in January 2010 out of the need for local business women to have a place where they could focus on their business, networking, and challenges they face. Imperati’s goal was to form a business and personal networking opportunity for women to be able to come together and support each other.
The Professional Women of Putnam encourages women from a variety of trades, even the same trades, to connect and network with each other in a non-competitive environment for continued growth opportunities. Monthly networking meetings are held where members listen to speakers on a variety of topics and enjoy the opportunity to meet and talk with other business women.
In addition, the organization does what it can to give back to the community. Several times a year, the networking meetings are designated to benefit a local charity. This past July, members had a private tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright House on Petra Island in Mahopac, with proceeds to Putnam Community Cares and Hillside Food Outreach. Past events have benefited The American Heart Association and the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center.
At the September 14th event that will benefit Support Connection, there will be an assortment of vendors on hand, including Tasteful Treats & Treasures Gift Baskets, Stella & Dot, and Mary Kay. There will also be a variety of raffles and prizes. Guest speaker will be Sara Oppenheim-Somerville, presenting “An Introduction to Hypnosis: What it is, what it isn’t, what it can be used for and how it can help us achieve health and balance in our lives.” Oppenheim-Somerville is a Consulting Hypnotist and a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, and the International Association of Counselors & Therapists. She came out of the corporate world and after successfully battling breast cancer, choosing to spend her time helping others. A frequent speaker and workshop leader, she has spoken at Support Connection events in the past. Staff from Support Connection will also be at the event to share information about their free programs and services.
To learn more about The Professional Women of Putnam, to attend the event, or to inquire about vendor or raffle prize opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Connection, Inc. is a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit organization that provides free, confidential support services and programs to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Founded in 1996, Support Connection is based in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., but through our toll-free hotline and website we serve people throughout the country. Services include: One-on-one peer counseling and support groups, offering women the opportunity to connect with other cancer survivors; Ongoing wellness classes; Holistic health workshops; Public educational programs; Information and referral services; A toll-free cancer information and support hotline (1-800-532-4290.) To learn more, visit www.supportconnection.org <http://www.supportconnection.org/> or call (914) 962-6402. Support Connection Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support: We’ve been there. We care.