Pink Ribbon Affair returns to Carson City on Oct. 10


By Elisabeth Waldon • Last Updated 1:49 pm on Tuesday, October 08, 2013

The fourth annual Pink Ribbon Affair will return to Carson City on Thursday evening to raise awareness and support for local breast cancer programs. — Courtesy photo

 

CARSON CITY — Thursday night will be a pink affair.

The fourth annual Pink Ribbon Affair will return to Carson City to raise awareness and support for local breast cancer programs.

The event takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hall, relocated from the Carson City Hospital lobby due to increased participation, according to Carson Foundation Executive Director Jaime Cassady.

The event is free and open to the community. Local artist Robert Forest will be featured at the event, as will the Flat River Big Band, a 16-piece music ensemble with a full horn section.

Attendees are encouraged to wear pink for a chance to win an iPad mini in a pink case donated by CMS Internet.

“Our Pink Ribbon Affair exists to raise money for local breast cancer and survivorship programs,” Cassady said. “We invite our community to come out for an amazing night of fun, local food vendors, music and friends as we unite in the battle to defeat breast cancer here in mid-Michigan. It is a great cause and we are very excited about this year’s event.”

A silent auction will include local art, electronics, jewelry, golf packages, bicycles, clothing and gift certificates to area retailers. In addition, some specialty packages will be offered, including hotel stays, a private airplane ride, a week at a cottage on Duck Lake and a ride along with the Carson City Police Department.

“I am so grateful for the community and local business support we have received over the past four years,” Cassady said. “Without their support, we would not be able to successfully raise money for this worthy cause.

“Breast cancer touches so many lives and we want to do what we can to help stop the damage it causes in our own communities,” she said.

The Pink Ribbon Affair is sponsored by PRISM Healthcare Partners, in conjunction with Chemical Bank and Carson Health.

For more information about the event, call (989) 584-0979.

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