Continuing a long-standing tradition of community support by the Daughters of Penelope, members of the organization’s local chapter (the Venus Chapter) gathered at  Levine Cancer Institute on September 30 to celebrate their $50,000 commitment to Carolinas Breast Cancer Fund.  The group was recognized with a plaque dedication at the facility. The chapter’s primary fundraiser, the Queen of Hearts High Tea Luncheon and Fashion Show, is held each year around Valentine’s Day and also raises both awareness and critical funds for important causes, most recently including Levine Cancer Institute.

According to Carolinas HealthCare System, breast cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States. Highly trained specialists working in the Breast Center at Levine Cancer Institute offer patients innovative comprehensive care for detection, treatment and clinical research of diseases of the breast, both benign and malignant.

The Order of the Daughters of Penelope is an auxiliary of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) and its members are leaders in philanthropic, educational and cultural activities within local chapters in the United States, Canada, Greece and Cyprus. Learn more…
Shown above (left to right): Dr. Richard White, Dr. Terry Sarantou, Viola Weber, Eleni Bingham, Elaine Haskell, Mary Alexis, Kathryn Constantinides, Dianne Leventis, Zoe Romanos, Pat Economides, Diane Ramsay and Irene Politis.