A Teaneck business owner is holding an inaugural fundraising gala to benefit the charity she founded to donate wigs to women with cancer.
Lillian Lee, of Lillian Lee Salon and Spa on Teaneck Road, is inviting the community to the Nov. 17 event hosted at the Teaneck Jewish Center. All proceeds from the night will benefit Lee's charity, Do Wonders.
“This is our first official event for Do Wonders since officially becoming a 501(c)(3) designated non-profit charity,” Lee said. “I am extremely excited to introduce everyone to this wonderful organization and looking forward to expanding our services to help even more women in the years to come. Indeed, it will be night of wonders.”
The red carpet affair is expected to draw hundreds of people and feature a cocktail hour, benefit concert and silent auction with items donated by local merchants.
Lee has been donating wigs to women and girls with cancer since 2002, and her charity received tax-exempt status in June. A wig can cost more than $1,000, adding another burden to those facing expensive medical procedures.
“How Lillian helps women with cancer by talking to them, providing hope, support and wigs at no cost so they can emotionally and physically feel better about themselves,” one of Lee’s clients wrote on the Do Wonders site.
“Your warm, intelligent support will never be far from my heart. You were a big part of my recovery,” another client wrote in a message to Lee.
The Do Wonders fundraising gala will be held Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Teaneck Jewish Center, at 70 Sterling Place. Full details are available at dowonderscharity.org.