In 2012, the Woodstock, IL Group introduces
Susan Martino, her daughters, Laura Martino Littner and Tracy Martino Noe, and the Woodstock group have raised over $325,000 over the past seven years with their amazing event in October at the Crystal Lake Inn, and a capacity crowd of 600 women!
The annual event has made
the Martino Family (pictured above from left to right: daughter, Michelle; Mom. Susan; Dad, Walter and daughters, Laura & Tracy at the 2007 event
) the most successful Bunco For Breast Cancer team ever.
However, the demands of putting on this event grew each year and the Woodstock Group decided that the 2011 tournament would be their biggest and best but final event, and it was - raising over $70,000!
But they are not stopping their quest the raise funds for the fight against breast cancer. In 2012, Woodstock Bunco For Breast Cancer is launching "REMOTE BUNCO" - individual or group parties or events that can be held wherever and whenever you like!
HOW TO HOST A REMOTE BUNCO
It's really simple! Contact Susan at 815/338-6821 or firstname.lastname@example.org for all the info you’ll need.
For $15 (check made out to BCRF) the hostess will receive all the bunco supplies for one pod (12 players), including nine infamous pink bunco dice, the prototype for scorecards, table directions, tally sheets and rules of the bunco road! For each additional pod at your party there will be an additional $2 fee.
The only other items a hostess must provide are pens, a bell or buzzer, and a traveling bunco prize for each pod (group of 12). She may choose to provide optional prizes for most buncos, wins and losses after raiding her gift closet!
Click for full details about Remote Bunco!
Woodstock Bunco Background
At their first Bunco For Breast Cancer event, Susan and her daughters Tracy and Laura started out hoping to attract about 100 women and raise one or two thousand dollars for BCRF. But the power of their commitment generated much publicity, press and internet coverage and that first event drew 360 participants and generated $15,000 for the Foundation!
In Susan's own words, she explained how and why the decision to have the event came about:
"I am the proud mother of three daughters. In January 2001, my youngest daughter, Tracy Martino Noe, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of thirty-one. Tracy underwent intense treatment which included chemotherapy, a mastectomy and radiation.
"In October 2004, my oldest daughter Laura Martino Littner was also diagnosed with this dreadful disease. Laura underwent chemotherapy and a double mastectomy. During one of Laura's chemo sessions, she, Tracy and I decided we had to put our energies into something positive. Laura had a friend who was involved in a Bunco for Breast Cancer event. Laura called that girl from her hospital bed in the midst of a chemo treatment, and the rest is history."
And in 2008, Susan herself was diagnosed and underwent successful treatment for breast cancer!