Blockade Runner Beach Resort
Wrightsville Beach, N.C
Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach, N.C. ... Ribbons of lavender, pink, blue and gold, change with the seasons, decorating lives as symbols of hope.
Women of Hope, founded by Wilmington, North Carolina residents, Kenny Barnes and his wife Elizabeth, is a multi-ribbon cancer support group. Focused on women and women's cancers, Women of Hope is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit for women and their families battling cancer.
Providing direct support, health awareness education, sponsoring treatment support groups, caregiver support groups, mentoring and outreach, Women of Hope is supported by contributions, the Angels of Hope Calendar, a 5K Run, fashion shows, charity tournaments and now the East Coast Shag Classic.
During this season of the ribbon, to benefit Women of Hope, development director Penny Millis today announced the location and dates of the inaugural East Coast Shag Classic - Cancer Benefit: Wrightsville Beach, N.C.
East Coast Shag Classic premiere, Blockade Runner Beach Resort The East Coast Shag Classic is a three-day, lively beachfront getaway celebrating East Coast beach culture through the music that inspired the shag, the unofficial dance of the state of North Carolina.
Town Mayor, David Cignotti said: "Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina's most accessible and scenic beach town, is excited to be the location for the inaugural East Coast Shag Classic. Beach music fans will have the opportunity to dance to the best beach bands in the Carolinas while supporting Women of Hope, a wonderful organization that supports female cancer patients and their families. It is my hope that this event will become an annual Wrightsville Beach tradition!"
Evening performers include: Band of Oz, Mark Roberts & Breeze, and the Fantastic Shakers, with three live ballroom dance concerts. By day, there will be shag lessons--for beginning and intermediate want-to-be dancers-and shag sessions for seasoned shaggers.
A special patron's party planned will feature Jim Quick and Coastline Band