Unique teatime event to benefit Arizona women living with cancer

Get your girlfriends and put on your hats and tea attire — The Happily Ever After League has announced the date for the 2016 Fairytale Tea.

Happily Ever After League is a twelve-year old organization dedicated to assisting mothers with cancer hosts the event. The tea is a welcoming afternoon of decorating, tea and friendship with proceeds going directly to women in Arizona living with cancer and its effects.

Tables are to be 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, according to a press release.

Each year, décor becomes more festive and competitive. There is also a prize for the best decorated table. Of course, patrons may attend without decorating. There are seats available for those without the yen to design, the release stated.

The event is slated for 1-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 3 at the new Camby Hotel, formerly the Ritz-Carlton in Phoenix.

Tickets are $60 for individuals and $600 for a table. Corporate sponsorship is also available.

“We anticipate the 9th Annual Fairytale Tea to sell out this year,” stated HEAL founder Lauren Daniels, in the press release. “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.”

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, the release stated.

“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,” stated Ms. Daniels in the release.

For tickets, corporate sponsorship or additional information, visit the HEAL website at www.happilyeverafterleague.org or call Colleen Katz at 480-661-9353.

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