I was so touched when over 100 people gathered at Hickory Sticks Golf Course in Ann Arbor, Michigan, this past weekend to raise money for the Patty Brisben Foundation. Throughout the Four Man Scramble, the golfers were met with 18 beautiful PBF sponsor donor signs and Consultant-created hot pink flags naming each hole after a top-selling item from our product line. For the past two months, Pure Romance Consultants nationwide have been donating everything under the sun including gifts for each golfer, exciting items for a Silent Auction and generous quantities of cash for the sponsor signs. Perhaps the most generous donation of all was a $1 raffle to win a party hosted by one of the company’s legendary top Consultants who will not only be flying to the winner’s home, but will also be donating all of the party proceeds to her! The contest alone generated over $1,500! Over $7,000 was collected for the PBF which provides funding and research for women and healthcare providers regarding women’s sexual health.
I have received so many questions regarding intimacy since I’ve been in this business and I’ve always surrounded myself with experts, healthcare providers and researchers to answer those questions that I could not. Yet, one thing I discovered was that some of the experts didn’t even have the answers as there was an astounding lack of research available on women’s sexual health. This is one of the main reasons I felt it was important to start this foundation – through current research studies at the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University, we are proactively getting the answers you and I both need and deserve. I can’t wait for the day that our daughters and granddaughters will be able to go to their healthcare providers without feeling ashamed or embarrassed when asking questions pertaining to their body, and also when through more research our health care providers will be even better equipped to provide answers to them.
I am looking forward to our next big event, The Patty Brisben Foundation 3rd Annual Fundraising Gala on November 1st. We hope to see many of you for dinner and dancing at the Savannah Center in West Chester, Ohio!