On a gorgeous, sunny day, more than 1,490 people turned out for our Pink & Teal Challenge at Monroe Community College. This event was the perfect kick-off to the Coalition’s celebration of its 25th anniversary! The pink and teal attire abounded as everyone ran, walked, and helped to raise more than $200,000! A huge THANK YOU not just to our walkers and runners, but to the families and friends who supported them, and of course, our AMAZING sponsors.
Monroe Community College served as a phenomenal all-in-one venue. Participants were able to gather inside the gymnasium to peruse the Vendor Village, check out the Kids Activity Table and listen to Deanna Dewberry, news anchor at WHEC-TV News10NBC, who reprised her role as our dynamic emcee. We are also grateful to Vault fitness studio for leading the crowd in a quick stretch and warm-up before everyone headed to the start line. After participants finished their walk or run, many headed back to the gym for refreshments and a performance by MCC’s acapella group, The Tributones. And a special shout-out goes to the Netsins Ice Cream truck for serving up frosty treats near the finish line and generously donating a percentage of their sales that morning to the Coalition!
All funds raised from this event stay local, enabling the Breast Cancer Coalition to continue providing critical programs and services at no cost to breast and gynecologic survivors in our region. At the Coalition, we like to say that it takes a community to serve a community. We are truly fortunate to have such a dedicated community of partners helping us to continue empowering breast and/or gynecologic cancer survivors through support, education, advocacy and research.
Many thanks to all who helped make the Pink & Teal Challenge a true success!
Video credit: Jeff Arnold