Karmanos’ Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program benefits from well-attended Mega Taste Fest
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) has greatly benefitted from a recent mouth-watering event that raised funds for the program while also raising awareness of breast cancer.
Mega Taste Fest, organized by Drs. Joyce and Clarence Haddon of Detroit, attracted approximately 1,000 people who visited High Praise Cathedral of Faith in Inkster, where the event was held. The event raised approximately $10,000 for BCCCP, which Karmanos administers for Wayne County.
The Haddons say they were inspired to create the fundraiser after family members and friends were diagnosed with cancer. They acknowledge and thank attorney Gerald Thurswell and MyReality Magazine, for their special contributions to BCCCP.
The event featured about 25 vendors who served up barbecue ribs, hamburgers, hotdogs, sausages, chicken, corn, and green, yellow and red peppers, as well as desserts including snow cones, cake and elephant ears.
Mega Taste Fest was presented by Pentecostal Outpour International Fellowship of Churches, founded by the Haddons in 2009. Clarence Haddon is presiding bishop within the international fellowship. The organization is committed to improving the community and assisting fellowship churches. The event also was presented by J Ruth Ministries, which operates within the High Praise Cathedral of Faith Church and was established by Joyce Haddon. J Ruth Ministries assists women in need of spiritual guidance.
The BCCCP is the No. 1 safety net for uninsured women in Michigan. Through this program, low-income women, ages 40-64, have access to life-saving cancer screening services, and women who have breast and cervical cancer are identified at earlier stages of these diseases, when treatment is less expensive and the survival rate is far more favorable.
For more information about the BCCCP, please call 1-800-KARMANOS (1-800-527-6266) or visit www.karmanos.org.