With a number of special Breast Cancer Awareness Month events coming up this month, organizers of Let’s Pink Out! Sanibel are reminding folks that they are holding weekly fundraisers, as well as the traditional picnic luncheon open to the community.
On four consecutive Saturdays, Let’s Pink Out! organizers and volunteers will be bagging groceries for tips at Bailey’s General Store, located at 2477 Periwinkle Way. All are invited to visit the business between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on October 5, 12, 19 and 26. In addition, all volunteer baggers will receive Pink Out T-shirts, which are also being offered for sale by donation.
Then, on Thursday, October 24, the 8th annual Let’s Pink Out! celebration and luncheon will be held at Sanibel Fire & Rescue District Station #1, located at 2351 Palm Ridge Road. From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., a picnic-style celebration – with food and refreshments provided by Cip’s Place – will take place inside the facility.
“The Pink Out luncheon is open to the entire community, whether you’re a breast cancer survivor or someone whose life has been touched by cancer,” said Mary Bondurant, a Sanibel resident, realtor, breast cancer survivor and founder of the Pink Out gatherings. “If you’re a survivor, your lunch is free; everyone else may make a donation.”
Also at the luncheon, Radiology Regional Center’s Mobile Mammo Coach will be on site at Sanibel Fire & Rescue District Station #1 for tours and information, and representatives from three other health-related services – Central Florida Medical Thermography, YOLLO Wellness and Balance For All, Inc. – will attend the luncheon, as well, offering demonstrations and free information.
For more information, send an email to PinkOutSanibel@gmail.com or call 239-839-3633.