Area Retailers Want You To “Think Pink” For A Day

PIPF logo, newNovember 13, 2009 (RALEIGH, NC) – A grassroots effort in support of Pretty In Pink Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides financial resources for under-insured and uninsured North Carolinians with breast cancer, continues to grow among Triangle area retailers.


Among the many retailers supporting the foundation is Generations Salon & Day Spa in Raleigh. The salon/spa will hold a “Gold Buying Party” on November 13th with a percentage of the proceeds going to Pretty In Pink Foundation.


For the Party, gold buyer Michelle Pilos will set up shop in Generations Salon & Day Spa in to purchase broken or unwanted gold and silver items from the public. She will then donate 20 percent of the proceeds to Pretty In Pink Foundation.


Pretty In Pink Foundation board member Renee Jankowsky, owner of Generations Salon & Day Spa, is also donating 20 percent of the price of many of its services that day, from ear-piercings and massages to hair conditioning and sales of its Caribbean products.


The salon will also give away tee shirts, samples, coupons, and $10 “Generations Bucks” for use on services and products. Refreshments will be served.


“When area retailers rally to support a cause, the impact is immediate. The efforts of those who champion for Pretty In Pink Foundation’s mission know that we are helping our neighbors, our friends and our loved ones conquer breast cancer. Hat’s off to Michelle Pilos and Renee Jankowsky for being community heroes.” Commented Olalah Njenga, Pretty In Pink Foundation’s marketing strategist and CEO of YellowWood Group.


Njenga also 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 and there are financial hardships present.


The gold-buying portion of the day will be held from 10 a.m. until 12 noon, and from 4-6 p.m. No appointment is necessary.


Generations Salon & Day Spa is located in Brierdale Shopping Center at 10370 Moncreiffe Road, Suite 101, Raleigh. For more information visit


For more information on Pretty In Pink Foundation, visit


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, or join the Pretty In Pink Foundation Fan page on Facebook.


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