MTVAC

Record Breaking Fundraiser: MTVAC’s 9th Annual Swing Pink Charity Event

Mount Vernon Athletic Club Donates $14,718 Dollars to INOVA Mount Vernon Hospital and INOVA Alexandria Hospital Cancer Center

Mount Vernon Athletic Club Swing For Pink - Nona Hospital Rep with Committee Members

Pictured (Left to Right) Lori Powell, Regional Manager of the INOVA Alexandria Hospital Foundation and INOVA Mount Vernon Hospital Office with MTVAC Members and Swing For Pink Committee Members Ellen McMichael and Sharon Timmons. Maggie Britvec, not pictures, was the chairperson.

Mount Vernon Athletic Club (MTVAC), hosted the 9th Annual “Swing for Pink” tennis charity event in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Since 2006, the club has been hosting this event and has raised over $112,000 for the cause. The funds raised by Swing for Pink are used at the Breast Care Institute at INOVA Mount Vernon Hospital and INOVA Alexandria Hospital Cancer Center to help patients face the numerous challenges of this disease, including assistance with coordinating appointments, nutrition, and questions about their condition.

Donations Stay in the Community

INOVA Alexandria Hospital, donations have helped secure transportation for needy patients so they can get treatment. Taxi service and gas cards are just two examples.   Funds have also gone toward helping with rental payments and car payments for individuals who are not able to work because their treatments have made them too ill. According to Lori Powell, Regional Manager of the INOVA Alexandria Hospital Foundation and INOVA Mount Vernon Hospital Office, help with these sorts of payments have been such a relief for people because whatever energy they have needs to be focused on getting well and not how to keep food on their table and the lights on.

 “Thank you all so very much for everything you do for both hospitals. I can’t tell you enough how very much we appreciate everyone and all MTVAC and its members do for our community!”  – Lori Powell Regional Manager of the INOVA Alexandria Hospital Foundation and INOVA Mount Vernon Hospital Office

The charity event was open to the public and included a tennis round robin, a silent auction, dinner, wine tasting, and more. In addition to event sponsor, Joan Van Metre, and host sponsor, Kihomac, Inc., major sponsors included: The Carol Farquhar Family, Charles Thompson of Charles Schwab Investments, Blue Chip Tennis Academy, Rex Reiley of Re-Max Group, and Dr. Brian Bodnar of Bodnar Chiropractic.

Swing For Pink Charity Event 2014

SFP Committee Member Ellen McMichael, MTVAC Member Mabi Sauers, Anita & Gordon Murchie of the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association (aswawines.org)

Special appreciation and thanks goes to Gordon and Anita Murchie and the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association  (aswawines.org) for all their support over the past 9 years. They provide the wines and personally oversee the wine tasting portion of the evening and member Stephanie Melvin of Wisteria whose flowers/arrangements always lend elegance to the evening.

MTVAC General Manager, Aaron Volbrecht, exclaims, “It has been an honor to have such a strong membership that organizes and MTVAC giving SFP Checkparticipates in this event each year. The amount of heart that goes into it is overwhelming and humbling. We can’t wait to host the 10th Annual Swing for Pink in 2015!”

To see photos from the wonderful event click here!


 

 MTVAC has been a community fixture for 40 years. Providing outstanding Tennis programs, the facility is also a comprehensive health club offering a full fitness facility, exercise classes, expert personal training and an onsite Wellness Spa. Mount Vernon Athletic Club is located at 7950 Audubon Avenue in southern Alexandria. More information can be found at www.mtvac.net
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger... Tags: , , , , , ,

Comments are closed.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This