"Purses for Nurses" event raises over $10,000

"Purses for Nurses" event raises over $10,000
COOS BAY, Ore. -- Over 100 women lined up to bid on purses at the third annual "Purses for Nurses" fundraiser on Saturday at St. Monica's Catholic Church.

The sold out event is sponsored by the Coos County Friends of Public Health.

Local businesses donated 50 purses filled with gift certificates for the silent auction.

All of the money raised goes to women's health services at the Public Health Department.

Lindi Quinn, the President of the Coos County Friends of Public Health, said, "We're here to raise money for family planning and reproductive issues, as well as breast cancer screening opportunities for the women in Coos County."

They raised around $10,000 and are expecting more donations to come in.

They also received a $1,200 donation from "The Human Bean" coffee stand company prior to the event.