Sip & Shop NW is pleased to announce its Mother’s Day Sip & Shop fundraiser for Wellness Place. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery.

Celebrate Mother’s Day in the garden with local vendors, crafts, a no-host wine bar, auction and live music with a special appearance from KW3’s Conner.

Donations will benefit local women who are struggling with breast cancer. Among the many services Wellness Place provides is wigs for women recovering from chemotherapy treatments.

After learning more about what this agency offers to women, one of our team members — who has her own cancer story — decided to use this event to help raise awareness and much needed funding.

She had cut her long hair — 25 inches — prior to a surgery seven years ago and has since allowed it to grow even longer. She will have it cut at this event during the auction to donate so it can be made into wigs for local patients.

We encourage anyone with long hair to bring in the spring with a new cut and help another woman feel beautiful when she looks in the mirror.

While this may be the first event for Sip & Shop Northwest, our team members combined have extensive experience producing and promoting a wide variety of events and venues while working with internationally known entertainers and athletes.

We look forward to providing future Sip & Shop Events in the area. For more information about upcoming events, visit facebook.com/sipandshopnw.

Shelley Williams is the lead organizer for Sip and Shop PNW. The organization aims to support local commerce, artists and performers by combining them to create a truly unique shopping experience.