Up & Coming Weekly

February 04, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM FEBRUARY 5-11, 2020 UCW 11 Better Health hosts 'Evening at Casino Royale' by CAROLINE SCHAFER EVENTS Better Health has been serving the Cumberland County community for the past 61 years. For the past 23 years, the organization has offered fun and entertaining ways to raise funds for the nonprofit, and this year is no excep- tion. Preparing for its largest annual fundraiser thus far, the theme for 2020 is an "Evening at Casino Royale," and it is sure to be an unforgettable event. Event chair, Jennifer Hammond, has gathered a group of excited volunteers who are looking forward to making sure the evening is not only tremendously successful, but it's enjoyable, too. Mark your calendar for Feb. 29, and get your tickets now. e annual fundraiser event is de- signed to raise funds for Better Health and to educate those in attendance about what this longtime nonprofit offers to the community. Director Amy Navejas said, "So often, we hear people who are not familiar with the organiza- tion, but they come in, are blown away by what we do and how long Better Health has been serving the commu- nity. is event is a way for our commu- nity to come together to support those in need, show appreciation for all of the physicians and volunteers who make it all possible and have a great time." e dedicated staff and board of directors will also be in attendance for those who would like to meet them and hear more about this incredible organization. e evening will begin with attendees receiving tokens from the 2020 Casino Sponsor, the Cobb Tilghman Group of Merrill Lynch. ey will trade the tokens with the pit boss for play money where they can try their luck at the blackjack, roulette, craps and poker tables. Attendees will also enjoy great music, have the opportunity to bid on splendid silent auction items, munch on scrumptious food provided by Elite Catering, and sip adult beverages. All of this fun takes place at the local- ly owned Carolina Barn at McCormick Farms, only 11 miles from the Market House. e address is 7765 McCormick Bridge Road, Spring Lake. All the money raised will help Bet- ter Health continue to support the community. Better Health provides free diabetes education, emergency direct medical aid for the uninsured, emergency dental extractions and free medical equipment loans and even childhood obesity programs. All of this is made possible through fundraisers and devoted volunteers made up of Certified Diabetes Educators, nurses and more. e event is Saturday, Feb. 29, from 7-11 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering, want to be a sponsor or have questions about the event, email director@better- healthcc.org, visit www.betterhealthcc. org. or call Better Health at 910-483-7534. CAROLINE SCHAFER, Con- tributing Writer. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcomingweekly. com. 910-484-6200. Better Health's Evening at Casino Royale is set for Feb. 29 from 7-11 p.m. 700 Ramsey St. Fayetteville, NC 28301 • Incredibly Fresh Flowers • Custom Silk Designs • Lovely Plants & Dish Gardens • Fabulous Showroom & Gi Shop • Conveniently Located Within Minutes of Fayetteville Hospitals & Funeral Homes Corporate Services: • Lobby & Office arrangements • Grand openings • Promotions Flowers Express What Words Cannot www.FloralArtsNC.com 910.822.0425 Celebrating 40 Years of Service Flower for February Roses

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