The premier local event for the American Red Cross this spring is the fifth annual “Power of the Purse,” set for Friday, April 22, at the Bridgewater Event Center in Powell.
The annual “ladies night out” event will include a live and silent purse auction and will spotlight area businesses.
New for 2016 is the “Women in Business” pre-reception featuring Leena Madan, chief operating officer for geoAmps, a Powell-based technology company. Madan will deliver the keynote address during the pre-reception.
Sally Hughes, CEO and president of Castor Connection Inc., will speak during the main event. Hughes is a member of the American Red Cross Tiffany Circle.
The Red Cross is seeking items that can be placed inside each purse, such as gift certificates, spa treatments, entertainment, gifts and other items.
Information about the event can be found online at www.redcross.org/Purse2016.
If an organization would like to be involved, contact Chris Copper at 614-361-8135 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information for this story was provided by the American Red Cross.