From Our Hearts president Mary Scott has announced that BreastFest 2014 will return to the St. James City Civic Center this year after two years at Pine Island Center.
The event centers around the theme "It Takes An Island." The annual 5K walk and afternoon celebration is held to raise money for the prevention and detection of breast cancer for island residents who are uninsured or under-insured.
FOH joins forces with Partners for Breast Cancer Care and Regional Cancer Center/Lee Memorial Health System for the procedures necessary for those islanders who qualify and are facing possible breast cancer.
The event will also feature music, food and a barbecue cook-off. The event has raised thousands of dollars over the last 12 years and helped hundreds of Pine Island residents. All work for BreastFest is done by volunteers and 100 percent of the money raised is used to help fight breast cancer.
Registration forms for the walk are in the mail for previous walkers and additional forms are available on the website "www.fromourheart.org" or can be obtained by calling 239-233-7437.
If you are a non-food vendor and would like to be a part of the celebration, a few spaces are still available. Reserve a spot by calling Guylyn DeMeyere at 239-283-3705 by Feb. 21. Vendor cost will be $25 to reserve a space at the event and a 10 percent of sales donation to the cause.