As many of you know, October is breast cancer awareness month. This October, Pink Zone was incredibly fortunate to receive the support of so many different local businesses, and we want to say thank you.
One of our partners, Texas Roadhouse, held a fundraiser every Monday of October. On Monday’s Texas Roadhouse would donate 15% of customer’s checks upon mention of Pink Zone. Additionally, Texas Roadhouse honored a local survivor each Monday as a special guest. In total they raised $1,520 for Pink Zone! Garfield’s Restaurant in State College also teamed up with Pink Zone this October donating 10% of all food sales on October 13 to Pink Zone.
Viva Bella Salon also paired up with Pink Zone this October to take action in the fight against breast cancer. At Viva Bella, 10% of all services performed on Wednesdays in October were donated directly to Pink Zone. Viva Bella contributed $1,500 to Pink Zone. Thank you, Viva Bella Salon.
Super Cuts held their third annual Pink Out Event. On October 22, 2016, Super Cuts donated $2 of every hair cut to Pink Zone. Super Cuts was able to raise $500 toward fighting breast cancer in State College.
Penn State sports teams also played an integral role in helping make this October such a huge success for Pink Zone. The Penn State Swim and Dive team and the women’s field hockey team both hosted events in early October to benefit Pink Zone. In addition, the women’s volleyball team hosted a “Dig Pink” game and the women’s soccer team hosted a “Kick for a Cure” event. At the women’s soccer match, warm up jerseys of current players were auctioned off to benefit Pink Zone. Thank you to Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics for your undivided support this October.
Local high schools were also able to get involved. St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy volleyball team raised $3,000 for Pink Zone. Members of the volleyball team presented a check to board member, Linda Gall, at their senior night volleyball match.
Additionally, Dwellings Boutique in downtown State College and Maurices in the Nittany Mall held fundraisers benefiting Pink Zone.
Last, but certainly not least, The Centre Daily Times and the local YMCA each held October fundraisers. The CDT donated a portion of special advertisement sales to Pink Zone, and the YMCA hosted a “Fight to be Fit” challenge.
We are extremely grateful for the overwhelming amount of support we received from our community this year. We cannot thank our partners enough.