October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to celebrate, a local shopping area is holding a fund-raiser in support of local breast cancer survivors. Retailers at Ashley Park are waging a month-long campaign called Paint the Park Pink; storeowners plan to Paint the Park Pink all October. Ashley Park is inviting the local community to come to a kickoff party in the middle of the month as the main event.
Every year, one out of every eight women – and one in one hundred men - will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Paint the Park Pink is honoring local survivors by displaying personal photos inside store windows and doors, calling them Faces of Hope. Stores are hanging huge pink ribbons in their front windows throughout the month as well.
The shopping area is pairing up with a local medical provider to offer deeply discounted mammograms, in the amount of $75 for a screening during the month of October– Fayette and Coweta residents are to call Piedmont Newnan Hospital’s Women’s Diagnostic Center at 770-304-4249 for more information.
Additionally, at selected retail locations with-in Ashley Park, pink related merchandise items are for sale to benefit the Breast Cancer Survivors’ Network. The BCSN is providing “Fight Like a Girl” and “Real Men Support Pink” t-shirts for sale at the kickoff event.
Ashley Park’s Paint the Park Pink party is on October 17th, from 10:30am to 1:30pm. Decorated with pink ribbons on trees and pink water fountains, Paint the Park Pink’s party will include a sidewalk sale; a children’s area; pink s’mores and other fun family events and activities.
Mama Lucia’s at Ashley Park will provide pink cocktails, both at the party and all month long, with 20% of the proceeds benefiting the BCSN. Other calendar events are Wacoal fit sessions, on October 3rd at Belk and October 23rd at Dillard’s, and professional makeup at Haven Med Spa on October 2nd and 3rd.
The mission – and promise – of the BCSN is to provide education, assistance, and positive support services before, during, and after diagnosis, treatment and recovery of breast cancer. Fiercely local, its activities are offered and provided at the zip-code directed, neighbor-to-neighbor level.
Contact: Kristy Pruitt, Volunteer
Janet Beebe, President and Founder
Breast Cancer Survivors’ Network