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A tea party just for cancer warriors

Denise Snow, Millie Hill and JoAnn Niceley attend the Mad Hatters Tea Party for the Pink Heart Funds in May 2013.
Denise Snow, Millie Hill and JoAnn Niceley attend the Mad Hatters Tea Party for the Pink Heart Funds in May 2013. Sun Herald file

If you’re a woman who has survived cancer or is battling the disease, Pink Heart Funds is planning a party just for you.

The Women’s Inspirational Networking Tea Party is designed for women who have defeated cancer or are in the battle, said JoAn Niceley, founder and president of Pink Heart Funds.

Tea time is 5:30 p.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God, 2600 22nd Ave. in Gulfport, and there is no charge. Guests may bring a caregiver, too, Niceley said.

Hot tea, cucumber sandwiches, scones with lemon curd, petits fours and other tea-friendly treats will be served as survivors and patients mix and mingle.

And what’s a tea party without hats? A hat contest will seek out the “craziest, largest, funniest, fanciest, vintage-ist” hats.

“We’re going to see all kinds of hats,” Niceley said.

If you’re planning to attend, seats must be reserved so Pink Heart Funds can know how many guests to expect; the venue can seat up to about 70. To RSVP, email pinkheartfunds@gmail.com or call 228-575-8299.

Tammy Smith: 228-896-2130, @Simmiefran1

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