The Fairytale Tea, which sells out each year, is a welcome afternoon of decorating, tea and friendship with proceeds going directly to women in Arizona living with cancer and its effects.
This fundraiser works a bit differently. Tables are theme decorated according to the fairy tale of your choice. In any given year, you might encounter Pinocchio, A Secret Garden or Cruella DeVille. Groups get together, purchase a table and decorate it. Each year, décor becomes more festive and competitive. Yes, there is a prize for the best decorated table. Of course, you can attend without decorating. There are seats available for those without the yen to design.
The event is slated for 1-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 3 at the new Cambry Hotel, formerly the Ritz-Carlton in Phoenix. Tickets are $60 for individuals and $600 for a table. Corporate sponsorship is also available. Have any friends with a company?
“We anticipate the 9th Annual Fairytale Tea to sell out this year,” said HEAL founder Lauren Daniels. “The day is such a wonderful celebration and our table hostesses really go all out with their table themes from the Frog Prince to Mary Poppins and Tinkerbelle to Snow White. The day simply cannot be explained, it needs to be experienced.”
The Tea brings in a large portion of the organizations funds and has become a favorite event for HEAL supporters. Funds are distributed to an average of 80 mothers per year as they deal with the challenges of cancer. HEAL’s support helps pay for utility and medical bills as well as HEALing House programs, Holiday Outreach and a Food Pantry which offers support to the entire family unit. HEAL’s scholarship will be presented at the tea to a student whose mother was a recipient of HEAL. The fund is in memory of Laura Mylonas, a HEAL mom who lost her battle to cancer.
“Since 2004 we have helped nearly one thousand moms facing cancer recovery. We have an obligation to continue supporting as many as we can. Our goal is to spread the word and hope even more table hostesses will sign up for a day to remember,” added Daniels.