Pretty In Pink Foundation To Host “Hike For Hope”

Morning event will raise funds for breast cancer patients PIPF logo

September 4, 2009 (CARY, NC) – Pretty In Pink Foundation in Raleigh, NC, will host its first “Hike For Hope,” a family-oriented, non-competitive event to raise funds to provide treatment for uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients in North Carolina, on Saturday, September 19, in the Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary, NC.

The last day for online registration at www.prettyinpinkfoundation.org is September 6th. On-site registration will be available on the day of the event.

“We’re hoping folks will bring their friends, families and co-workers to hike with us and help us raise $25,000,” said Raleigh surgeon Dr. Lisa Tolnitch who founded the Pretty In Pink Foundation five years ago to help North Carolinians diagnosed with breast cancer get the treatment and support they need even if they are uninsured or underinsured.

The Hike for Hope will begin at 7:30 a.m. with registration and tee-shirt pick-ups. At 8 p.m., survivors of breast cancer – including Pretty In Pink Foundation’s “Pink Champions” who have been directly served by the Foundation’s services – will take part in a “Survivor Photo Op” at the Bond Park Amphitheater.

Participating vendors and exhibitors will be on hand in the park’s Picnic Shelter from 8-8:30, offering a variety of  while aerobic warm-ups will take place at 8:15.

Hikers will choose among three trails: the Lake Trail, a two-mile walk that starts tat 8:30 a.m.; the Loop Trail, a 1.5-mile walk that starts at 9 a.m.; and the Nature Trail, a one-mile walk that starts at 9:30 a.m.

After the Hike, live entertainment and an award ceremony will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at the amphitheater.

For more information, visit www.prettyinpinkfoundation and click on “Hike for Hope.” To register online by September 6th, click on “Register” at the top of the page.

About Pretty In Pink Foundation:
Pretty In Pink Foundation is a non- profit 501(c)(3) organization in North Carolina that provides financial assistance to North Carolinians diagnosed with breast cancer who are either uninsured or underinsured and have limited financial means for treatment and/or surgery. Founded in 2004 by Dr. Lisa Tolnitch, Pretty In Pink Foundation’s vision is to have a point of presence in every state by 2020. More than ninety percent of donations go directly to providing the funding required for immediate treatment, life saving surgery, emotional support and quality of life resources to help North Carolinian breast cancer patients become breast cancer survivors. Pretty In Pink Foundation is able to minimize operational costs by maintaining a committed group of volunteers and supporters to further its efforts. For more information on contributing to Pretty In Pink Foundation, please visit the website at www.PrettyInPinkFoundation.org, become a fan on their Facebook® page, or contact the Foundation directly at 919.532.0532.

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