General Assembly Men’s Chorus Raises $15,000 For Pretty In Pink Foundation

L-R: Warren Fuson, Penny Lauricella, Andy Lesperance

May 11, 2010 (RALEIGH, NC) – The General Assembly Men’s Chorus recently presented Pretty In Pink Foundation with a check for $15,000 following the chorus’ Spring benefit concert entitled “Harmony, Hope & Healing.”

Emceed by WRAL-TV’s anchor Debra Morgan, the concert was held at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts’ Meymandi Concert Hall, in April. General Assembly, the southeast’s premier men’s chorus and a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, designated the proceeds for Pretty In Pink Foundation, the only non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to underinsured and uninsured North Carolinians diagnosed with breast cancer.

“Our repertoire is full of emotional and heartfelt songs, but helping to save a cancer victim’s life is really something worth singing about,” said General Assembly president Warren Fuson.

The donation was raised through ticket sales and sponsorships. Sponsors for the event were Wake Radiology/Oncology, BD Technologies, Waverly Hematology/Oncology, Cancer Centers of NC (CCNC), Ellis & Winters LLP, First Citizens Bank, Wells Fargo Reverse Mortgage, Capitol Broadcasting Co., Itron, and Calvert Café.

“We were thrilled when the General Assembly chose Pretty in Pink Foundation as the recipient for the concert’s proceeds,” said Penny Lauricella, the Foundation’s executive director. “It was a wonderful evening and we are extremely grateful to the men who performed and everyone who attended.”

Fuson and Andy Lesperance of the General Assembly presented the check to Lauricella at Pretty In Pink Foundation’s Raleigh office.

For more information on The General Assembly Men’s Chorus, contact interest@GeneralAssemblyChorus.org, or call Andre Lesperance at 919-303-0284.

For more information on Pretty In Pink Foundation, visit www.prettyinpinkfoundation.org.

About Pretty In Pink Foundation:

Pretty In Pink Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial resources for uninsured and underinsured North Carolinians who are diagnosed with breast cancer and have limited financial means. Founded in 2004 by Dr. Lisa Tolnitch, a breast cancer surgeon, Pretty In Pink Foundation is positioned to have a point of presence in every state by 2020. Committed to providing hope, health and healing, Pretty In Pink Foundation has a growing network of healthcare professionals and quality of life partners. For more information on fundraising events, ways to help and how to become a volunteer, visit the website at www.PrettyInPinkFoundation.org, or join the Pretty In Pink Foundation Fan page on Facebook.

Pretty In Pink Foundation Gets Fundraising Boost from Michael Jordan Dealership

Durham car dealership hosts 3-day fundraising event to raise money for continued outreach.


PIPF logo, newOctober 27, 2009 (DURHAM, NC) – Pretty In Pink Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides financial resources for under-insured and uninsured North Carolinians with breast cancer, has teamed up with Michael Jordan Nissan in Durham to celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness month. The three day sales event will raise money and bring attention to a health care need in Triangle area communities.

 

From October 29th through the 31st, Michael Jordan Nissan will donate $100 to Pretty In Pink Foundation for every vehicle sold during the three day event, which has been named “Ridin’ for a Cure.”

 

“Our dealership has a long standing commitment to supporting our local community,” said Ray Vrscak, Michael Jordan Nissan’s partner. “We’re excited and honored to support the Pretty in Pink Foundation and their efforts to eliminate financial barriers to those affected with breast cancer in the state of North Carolina.”

 

16142_165666557131_90094047131_3346559_7472429_sMichael Jordan Nissan has provided a resource table for Pretty In Pink Foundation filled with information about ways to volunteer and donate.

 

Olalah Njenga, of YellowWood Group, Pretty In Pink Foundation’s marketing agency of record, commented on the event: “When we received the call that Michael Jordan Nissan chose Pretty In Pink Foundation as the benefactor of the 3-day event, we were thrilled.  Having the continued support of the business community has helped Pretty In Pink Foundation stretch contributions even further, especially when the need increased in 2009.  All of us are deeply moved by Michael Jordan Nissan’s generosity and we anticipate a wonderful turn out for the event.“

 

Njenga notes that unlike other breast cancer organizations that raise funds for research, Pretty In Pink Foundation’s sole mission is to help with the costs related to care and surgery once a breast cancer diagnosis has been confirmed.

 

Michael Jordan Nissan is located at 3930 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard in Durham NC. For more information on Ridin’ for a Cure, please contact Rick Simonette at rsimonette@michaeljordannissan.com.

 

About Pretty In Pink Foundation

 

Pretty In Pink Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial resources for uninsured and underinsured North Carolinians who are diagnosed with breast cancer and have limited financial means. Founded in 2004 by Dr. Lisa Tolnitch, a breast cancer surgeon, Pretty In Pink Foundation is positioned to have a point of presence in every state by 2020. Committed to providing hope, health and healing, Pretty In Pink Foundation has a growing network of healthcare professionals and quality of life partners. For more information on fundraising events, ways to help and how to become a volunteer, visit the website at www.PrettyInPinkFoundation.org, or join the Pretty In Pink Foundation Fan page on Facebook.

Pretty In Pink Foundation Exceeds Hike for Hope Fund-raising Goal By Nearly 20 Percent

L-R: Penny Lauricella, exec. director, and Dr. Lisa Tolnitch, founder at the "Hike for Hope"
L-R: Penny Lauricella, exec. director, and Dr. Lisa Tolnitch, founder at the "Hike for Hope"

October 5, 2009 (RALEIGH, NC) – Pretty In Pink Foundation’s inaugural “Hike for Hope,” held in Cary, NC, last month, raised nearly $12,000 when final pledges were tallied on September 30th.  Hike day began with the threat of rain, but the skies cleared by mid-morning and 268 participants showed up to show their support for Pretty In Pink Foundation.

The Hike for Hope was a family-oriented, non-competitive event in which participants hiked along a variety of trails at Cary’s Fred Bond Park to raise money to help Pretty In Pink Foundation continue its mission of providing financial assistance to uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients in North Carolina. The day included a variety of vendors, refreshments, and entertainment.  Pretty In Pink’s founder and chairperson, Dr. Lisa Tolnitch, was among the hikers along the two-mile trail.

“We are thrilled at the overwhelming community support and equally thrilled about exceeding our fundraising goal,” said Penny Lauricella, the non-profit foundation’s executive director.  “Pretty In Pink Foundation is committed to stretching every dollar and making it go as far as it can to help the underinsured and uninsured as much as possible.  Several participants shared their personal stories of breast cancer survivorship; some even wore survivor tee-shirts during the hike. We were all encouraged by the overwhelming enthusiasm”

About Pretty In Pink Foundation:

Pretty In Pink Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial resources for uninsured and underinsured North Carolinians who are diagnosed with breast cancer and have limited financial means. Founded in 2004 by Dr. Lisa Tolnitch, a breast cancer surgeon, Pretty In Pink Foundation is positioned to have a point of presence in every state by 2020. Committed to providing hope, health and healing, Pretty In Pink Foundation has a growing network of healthcare professionals and quality of life partners. For more information on fundraising events, ways to help and how to become a volunteer, visit the website at www.PrettyInPinkFoundation.org , or join the Pretty In Pink Foundation Fan page on Facebook.com.

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