The Women’s Center will host the 14th Annual NC State Chocolate Festival for Breast Cancer Research on Friday, September 30, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Talley Student Union’s State Ballroom. The festival is many things at once: a fundraiser, an educational event, a chocolate extravaganza, a silent auction and fun.
The festival is a fundraiser for both the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and the Women’s Center, raising thousands annually for these causes. At the same time, it provides educational resources about breast cancer free of charge for the campus community. Numerous premier chocolate vendors from the local community donate products for the chocolate booths, and many individuals and campus organizations donate goods and services for the silent auction. Faculty, staff and visitors to campus attend the festival, which coincides with NC State’s Parents and Families Weekend.
Ticket holders receive a pink box and six chocolate samples of their choosing from a large array of vendor booths and tables. Additional tables provide information about breast cancer and related women’s issues. Face painting and games round out the activities.
Besides purchasing tickets for yourself and your friends and family, you may want to volunteer to help with the event. If you are a local business specializing in sweets, you may wish to donate time and/or products for a great cause.
Please see the Chocolate Festival website for tickets, or to volunteer or donate. Tickets usually sell out, so get yours today, and see you at the festival!
Contact Kimberly Zugay in the Women’s Center for more information.