Monday, August 2, 2010

Focused on a Cure: This Friday - Piggin' Out for Pink

This Friday is our 2nd annual Piggin' Out for Pink! As you recall, our first annual event in August 2009 was a huge success and we raised a total of $10,000. This year we've raised our goal to $15,000. We have various recipients in mind for the donations, such as the Cabarrus Health Alliance, The Pink House, Carolina Breast Friends, and others that promote mammograms and cancer awareness. These organizations are currently applying for our grants and will be judged by a panel to determine who will receive what grants.

This year’s Piggin’ Out for Pink will be in Cannon Village on Friday, August 6th at 6pm. Emily Riera and her mother, both breast cancer survivors, will share with us their experience of genetic testing. Donna Rowland will share with us that it's never too late for a mammogram. Her mother and aunt are living proof! Along with spoken memoirs by survivors, BBQ dinner by Punchy's Diner, and a documentary film by KA Studios, you’ll be entertained by The Band of Oz.” You'll be the first to see our 2010 Focused on a Cure survivor exhibit. We have 15 new survivor stories to share with you that will travel through community in the next year. This private event offers you a chance to meet many cancer survivors, share their stories, and mingle with others who are as passionate about this cause as you are.

We will have raffle tickets for sale. We'll be raffling off some incredible baskets of gifts and specialty items that have been donated by local businesses. In addition to the raffles, we will have a silent auction for you to bid for sports memorabilia, jewelry, etc. And last, but not least, we're having a live auction this year. You could win a trip, a $500 gift card to Irresistible Portraits, a gorgeous painting by John Williams, and a few other valuable items.

Individual tickets to the Piggin’ Out for Pink event are $50 once again. We also have sponsorships available through businesses, which include multiple tickets to the event at certain sponsorship levels. For more info on these sponsorships, contact Renda at 704.933.5600 or

Take the time to look through some images from last year's event on our facebook fan page by clicking here or view the video on our youTube page.

To purchase tickets to the event, stop by Irresistible Portraits at 1418 South Main Street, Kannapolis, NC 28081. We can accept cash, checks to Focused on a Cure, and credit cards through PayPal. For more info, please call us at 704.933.5600.

We hope to see each and every one of you there! Thank you for your continued support!

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