A unique two-day fundraiser will be held this Friday and Saturday, with proceeds benefiting Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks.

A unique two-day fundraiser will be held this Friday and Saturday, with proceeds benefiting Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks.
The fifth annual Swinging for Pink will start off with a dinner and auction at 6 p.m. Friday at Indigo Sky Casino, near Seneca. The golf tournament will be held on Saturday at Patricia Island Golf Course.
The Neosho Daily News recently caught up with Kristi Seibert, outreach director for BCFO.

NDN: What is the main purpose?
Seibert: The main purpose of this event is to raise funds for programs and services provided by Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozark (BCF)).  Programs and services include the screening mammogram program for the uninsured and the underinsured. The largest program/service is our Client Assistance Program, which pays for non medical essentials to keep the patient's household financial viable while undergoing breast cancer treatment.  Household expenses such as rent/mortgage payments, utility bills - electric, gas, propane, water. Car insurance, as patient's must be able to get back and forth to treatment.  Another BCFO program is the Children's Fund which provides necessary support to the children in the household of the breast cancer client.

NDN: What are the prices to attend?
Seibert: Single event tickets are $50 each for the dinner. There are several sponsorship levels offered for both the Dinner and the Golf Tournament.  See www.bcfo.org/

NDN: What will transpire during the event?
Seibert: As in years past, Friday night's event will be casual and fun filled and have a silent and live auction full of a variety of  services, art, travel, experiences and unique offerings for guests to bid on and support BCFO through their purchases. Indigo Sky Head Chef Dale Davis ALWAYS creates the most spectacular buffet for Swinging for Pink
     guests.....always decorated with a BCFO logo Ice Sculpture. 

NDN: Will there be a guest speaker?
Seibert: Gary Stubblefield, Carl Junction Chamber president  and Wendy Chrisenbery, breast cancer survivor advocate, will serve as emcees.  Brandon Abramovitz will serve as the auctioneer again this year.  Brandon has served as the auctioneer every year at Swinging for Pink.

NDN: What is the dress attire for the Friday event?
Seibert: Dress for Friday evenings dinner and auction is casual to business casual to cocktail, come comfortable and dressed to have a great time.

NDN: Anything new this year?
Seibert: Yes. Indigo Sky hosted for the first time a "Bingo or Bust" night which was Saturday, Aug. 5.  This was a huge success and raised $25,050 for BCFO.

NDN: How pleased are you for Indigo Sky to putting this on?
Seibert: This is a huge amount of work and expense on Indigo Sky's part.  On behalf of the many local families that BCFO helps, BCFO is beyond grateful that we can help all who need our serves and that we do not have to turn anyone away.   This only happens due to the type of generosity Indigo Sky has provided BCFO.  

For more information, call Kristi Seibert,  Kristi@bcfo.org 417-434-2200  or Regina Hammons, reginah@indigoskycasino.com  at
(918) 666-9200 Ext. 9047 or (918) 309-3202.