Bender’s Tavern: Little Pink Houses of Hope, a Week of No Worries

Little Pink Houses of Hope is a national breast cancer nonprofit organization that is based in Alamance County, North Carolina. The founder Jeanine Patten-Cobel is a Stage 3 Breast Cancer Survivor.    

The Little Pink Houses of Hope provides something no other organization in the breast cancer community does – week long free vacations for patients and their families.  They believe a cancer diagnosis does not just affect the patient, but the entire family. Every retreat is designed to help families relax, reconnect and rejuvenate during the cancer journey.

Typically 10 families are chosen and then get together at the location. Retreats range from all over the United States and the Virgin Islands. From Key West, FL to Lake Tahoe, CA. Little Pink Houses of Hope provides all meals, activities and fun. 

Families attend the week without worries, treatments or fear – just friendships, fun and memories.  Little Pink House of Hope have plenty of staff and volunteers called VolunStars.   

Katrina Cooke and her two sons were invited to a retreat to Emerald Isle, NC in 2013.  Back in December, 2011, Katrina was diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer (Stage 4). After a series of treatments and surgeries, Katrina has defied the odds and in December, 2016 will be a 5 year survivor from her original diagnosis. Katrina has devoted herself to the Little Pink Houses of Hope as the Gala Chair for the last 2 years. With all she has been through, she hopes she can make someone with a Breast Cancer diagnosis a little easier.

On Saturday, October 8th, 2016 Little Pink Houses of Hope will have the 6th Annual Gala Dancing with the Little Pink Stars. The event will be held at the National Agents Alliance in Burlington, NC. It is currently sold out. It will be a night to remember to help raise money and to change the lives of hundreds of patients and families. Donations can be made on the Little Pink Houses of Hope FaceBook page.

The Gala event will be catered by Benders’ Tavern, 4517 W. Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27407. They anticipate feeding 650 people. According to Bender’s Tavern owner Anna Freiburg – “to be part of this is not only an honor – but it puts this in perspective, not only for me – but the Bender’s staff and all the volunteers that help.”       

Little Pink Houses of Hope Phone (336) 213-4733 Email info@littlepink.org

Website www.littlepink.org