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Newswomen Host Framingham Breast Cancer Fundraiser

October 8, 2011 (1:14 am EST)
Filed under: Around Town,Health & Fitness by News Staff
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''Circle of Five'' fundraiser to benefit the Ellie Fund to be held in Framingham Oct. 26, 2011.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Circle Furniture in Framingham is celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with "Circle of Five" - their fifth annual event to benefit the Needham-based Ellie Fund.

In honor of the fifth anniversary of Channel 5 Reporter Kelley Tuthill's breast cancer diagnosis, five newswomen from WCVB-TV5 are starring in this year's exclusive event on October 26, 2011 at Circle Furniture on Route 9 in Framingham.

Starting at 6:30 p.m., guests will have and an exclusive opportunity to mix and mingle with their favorite Channel 5 newswomen: Susan Wornick, Bianca de la Garza, Kelley Tuthill, Rhondella Richardson and JC Monahan while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and desserts catered by Simply Dahlicious of Hopkinton, wines by 90+ Cellars of Boston, and an extensive raffle featuring donations from The Charles Hotel, Keurig, Hannaford Supermarkets, Ardan Med Spa, Plum District, Magic Beans, La Perla, 90+ Cellars,  Stella & Dot, Bloomingdale's and more!

Channel 5 Newswomen host ''Circle of Five'' in Framingham, October 26, 2011

Channel5 Newswomen, (left to right), JC Monahan, Kelley Tuthill, Susan Wornick, Bianca de la Garza and Rhondella Richardson host ''Circle of Five'' in Framingham, October 26, 2011 to help The Ellie Fund which supports local families fighting breast cancer.

Susan Wornick will host a lively program featuring fun insights and commentary by her WCVB-TV5 colleagues and special guest Dr. Elsie Levin of Boston Breast Diagnostic Center,  a live auction of the Newswomen's outfits and jewelry donated by DRE Designs, Bloomingdale's, Lyn Evans/Potpourri Designs, National Jean Company, Sara Campbell and Wendy Wheeler.

Fabulous swag bags for all guests will feature items donated by Tru Chocolate, ideeli, Curly Girl Design, La Perla, Hannaford Supermarkets, Food Should Taste Good, Stash Tea, Bloomingdale's, Hint Water, LUNABar, Canus Goat's Milk, Plum District and more!

Event tickets are $50 before October 19 and $65 thereafter.

To purchase tickets, visit:

"The Ellie Fund makes it easier for people to balance the challenges of breast cancer treatment," says Tuthill.  "It's the perfect fit for me and my colleagues who want to lend our support to the hundreds of women and families who rely on the Ellie Fund for their free help each year. Plus this is a great way to share a wonderful night out together."

"With an estimated one in every seven women affected by breast cancer in her lifetime, the disease touches all of our lives. We are honored to partner with the women of Channel 5, Circle Furniture and all of our generous donors in a fun way that makes a significant difference in the lives of so many local families." says Ellie Fund Executive Director Julie Nations, "Their kind generosity is greatly appreciated by all of us - this October and beyond."

The Ellie Fund will use all proceeds to provide transportation to medical appointments, childcare, housekeeping, and prepared/delivered meals free of charge to hundreds of breast cancer patients and family members across Massachusetts.


  1. Can’t wait. It’s going to be a great night of camaraderie and girl power!!

    Comment by Julie — October 9, 2011 @ 9:27 am

  2. We are so excited to be hosting this event…what a fun night it will be!

    Comment by Sarah Cooney — October 14, 2011 @ 7:38 am

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