Queen of Hearts Nets $30,000 at “Set A Course To Save A Life” Event Putting Them Over the $1 Million Mark of Funds Raised Since They Started in 2000.
After walking under the balloon arch to enter the Queen of Hearts “Set A Course To Save A Life” event, 150 guests dined, danced and bid on auction items at Newport Harbor Yacht Club. The event netted $30,000 which raised enough funds for ovarian cancer research at UC Irvine - Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center to put Queen of Hearts over the $1 million dollar range for the total amount raised since the foundation started in 2000. The nautical-themed party was held on Saturday, May 16.
After Queen of Hearts Foundation Founder Kim Beaudette introduced Dr. Krish Tewari, a doctor at UCI Chao Comprehensive Cancer Center, who spoke about the women’s programs at the hospital, one of his patients, Elizabeth Courtney, took the microphone to deliver an amazing, heartfelt speech about her cancer struggle and recovery. There was not a dry eye in the house, including the men. Her speech also served as an inspiring message, confirming why Queen of Hearts efforts are important to all women.
“Queen of Hearts Foundations is dedicated to helping raise funds for research projects working to find an early detection for this disease. With events like Set A Course to Save a Life we can work to not only raise money but help inform others about the severity of ovarian cancer and what little there is out there to prevent it,” says co-founder Lori Hunter.
All proceeds from the fundraiser will be donated to help develop the Queen of Hearts Ovarian Cancer Laboratory at Sprague Hall part of Chao Family Cancer Center at University of California, Irvine. The Queen of Hearts Ovarian Cancer Laboratory will support research on the “whispering killer”. Currently, there is no early detection test for ovarian cancer.