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Ladies' Night for a Cause Turns Pampering into Alzheimer's Association Benefit

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 12:00 AM
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FLORENCE, Ky. (Sept. 10, 2013) – Research into Alzheimer's disease and women in need of pampering will all get a boost when Sweet and Sassy Events brings Ladies' Night for a Cause to Turfway Park from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 28.

Sweet and Sassy Events is hosting Ladies' Night for a Cause to meet the fundraising requirement for teams participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s scheduled for Oct. 5 at Sawyer Point in Cincinnati. All proceeds from Ladies' Night for a Cause benefit the Alzheimer's Association.

Ladies' Night for a Cause features more than 40 vendors dedicated to pampering, home arts, and fun. One or two services are included with the price of admission, and guests can choose from such luxuries as facials, eyebrow waxing, foot spas, makeovers, hand and nail treatments, and hair enhancements such as French braiding and color strands.

A DJ will spin music and a silent auction will add to the shopping fun and fundraising effort. A special Purple Passion cocktail, named for the signature color of the Alzheimer's Association, is the Ladies' Night official drink. Representatives from the Alzheimer's Association and Hospice of the Bluegrass will also be on hand.

"We wanted to make the event as beneficial to the community as possible," said Tasha Hillner of Sweet and Sassy Events. "The ladies will be able to shop, be pampered and spend an evening out with their friends, all while benefiting the Alzheimer's Association. At the same time it's a great way for small businesses to get their name out to the public. I have high expectations for the event. With the number of vendors and services we're offering and the products available for the auction, I fully expect to meet our team goal for our walk. This is going to be an awesome night!"

While Hillner and her business partner Adrienne Jamison founded Sweet and Sassy Events just this spring, Hillner's interest in Alzheimer's research is longstanding. She is this year’s captain of A NOBLE Cause, a team organized by her sister for last year’s Walk to End Alzheimer's. The team, 17 strong this year, honors the sisters' grandparents, Martin T. and Lula Noble, who succumbed to Alzheimer's disease. Two aunts also faced the diagnosis; one passed away in May.

"We learned at an early age what it's like to watch a family member battle this disease," Hillner continued. "We walk to pay tribute to our loved ones lost, for our loved ones who are currently battling, and in hope that future loved ones will not have to walk the same path.

"When we registered for the walk again this year, I immediately started brainstorming about fundraising opportunities," Hillner said. "That's when Adrienne and I came up with the ladies' night idea. Her grandmother is currently living with Stage 4 Alzheimer's, so she was excited about being involved with the walk this year."

Vendors at Ladies' Night for a Cause include Thirty One, a gift and accessories company; Arbonne, specializing in earth-friendly anti-aging, skin care, and cosmetic products; Mary Kay, the direct sales giant in skin care and beauty products; trendy fashion and jewelry company Stella & Dot; Jamberry Nails; and such popular companies as Discovery Toys and Pampered Chef.

Tickets to Ladies' Night for a Cause are available only at the door. A $15 ticket includes admission, one Purple Passion cocktail, and one service. A $20 ticket includes admission, one Purple Passion cocktail, and two services.

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Contact Sherry Pinson, (859) 647-4842

About Sweet and Sassy Events
Based in Burlington, Ky., Sweet and Sassy Events offers event planning services ranging from advice for do-it-yourselfers to complete turnkey productions. The company was established in the spring of 2013 by Tasha Hillner and Adrienne Jamison and specializes in events from fundraisers to all-occasion parties to weddings.

About Turfway Park
Part of Kentucky’s year round Thoroughbred racing circuit, Turfway Park presents live racing from December through March. Opened in 1959 as Latonia Race Course, the track was renamed Turfway Park in 1986 and has been owned since 1999 by a partnership that currently includes Caesars Entertainment, Rock Gaming, and Keeneland. Turfway is known for innovation; the track introduced night racing to Kentucky, was the first Kentucky track to offer simulcast and intertrack wagering, and in 2005 pioneered an all-weather surface for racing. Turfway Park is home to the $550,000 Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (G3), a designated prep race for the Kentucky Derby.

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