The seventh annual Educate for Life, to benefit the Julie E. Hammond Esq. Biden Breast Health Initiative Scholarship Fund, was held on Nov. 12 at the Brandywine Brewing Company Tavern and Grill in Greenville, Del. This evening of good food and drink included a cocktail party and raffle. A total of $5,000 was raised.
This marked the second year that United Distributors participated in the event. The company donated a television to raise money through the raffle. Brands distributed by the company were featured during the event. Proceeds from each cocktail served went to the charity.
Attendees included Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Ted Kaufman, Sen. Tom Carper, Rep. Mike Castle, and Lieutenant Governor John Carney.
The Biden Breast Health Initiative (BBHI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education of young women through awareness and education to assume responsibility for their overall well-being, with a strong emphasis on breast health. The Julianne E. Hammond Esq. BBHI Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to young women and men pursuing post-high school opportunities in the health or education fields.
Each year, the BBHI awards three $1,500 scholarships to Delaware high school seniors pursuing further education at accredited colleges and universities, in the fields of education or healthcare. One scholarship is awarded in each of Delaware’s three counties. The scholarship fund is named in the honor and memory of board member Julianne E. Hammond Esq.