HUMMELS WHARF — Evangelical Community Hospital is kicking off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Cookin’ Men, an event where local celebrity men come together to create culinary delights for people to enjoy while raising funds to support free mammograms for women in the community. Cookin’ Men is sponsored by Weis Markets. Event held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4 at Susquehanna Valley Country Club. Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100. Also entertainment by EVE, an area jazz trio. Tickets can be purchased by calling 522-2685 or by visiting www.evanhospital.com/cookinmen. All proceeds support Evangelical’s Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health.
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