Sisters Network’s ‘Designer Bag Bingo’ Called A Success


Franklin High School’s cafeteria was packed Dec. 2 for the inaugural Sisters Network of Central New Jersey “Designer Bag Bingo.”


Organizers of the inaugural “Designer Bag Bingo” held at Franklin High School Dec. 2 by the Sisters Network of Central New Jersey proclaimed the event a success.

“Everybody is having a lot of fun,” said the Network’s Linda Darby.

“It’s a good night for a good cause,” said chapter president Dorothy Reed.

The Sisters Network of Central New Jersey is a chapter of a national organization whose mission it is to serve as a resource for women fighting breast cancer, according to the organization’s web site.

More than 200 people showed up for the event, during which 10 designer bags were won by winners of individual bingo games. There was also a raffle of a number of gift baskets, and a 50-50.

The designers featured in the event were Michael Kors, Cole Haan, Kate Spade and Dooney and Bourke, Darby said.

All the proceeds will be used for the Breast Cancer Assistance Program, a fund designed to help women who are going through breast cancer treatment, said Martisha Dwyer, the chapter’s vice president.

Fundraising events like the designer bag bingo and the Sisters’ 5k Run/Walk in October are important because 90 percent of the money raised goes to helping affected women, Dwyer said.

“Whether it’s the mortgage, or transportation, PSE&G, whatever they may need so they can stay focused on their treatment,” she said. “Many people have to choose between going to work and going to their treatment. We try to fill in the gap and allow them to get through that time.”

“This is wonderful,” Reed said. “The committee worked really, really hard to get the community excited about coming here. It really paid off.”

2016 Sisters Network Designer Bag Bingo


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