Pink Day At The Bay
Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio and Put-in-Bay Island Team up for Breast Cancer Awareness and Fundraising
The 7th Annual “Pink Day ay the Bay” is Saturday, July 20, 2019 Local restaurants and businesses are working in cooperation with Komen Northwest Ohio by donating a portion of proceeds from the day. Local businesses will also “pink out the island” to show support for friends and loved ones battling the disease. The donations will support uninsured and underserved women and men in Northwest Ohio with breast cancer services. Along with the donations from the island businesses including many Put-in-Bay Restaurants; TEAM LULU will be on the island “dressed in PINK–frolicking for funds” for the Komen Foundation.
Wendt Key Team Realty, Fremont, OH, formed TEAM LULU in 2008 to support and honor Linda “LULU” Key who was an 18 year Breast Cancer Survivor. Linda lost her battle on 3/18/2011. “TEAM LULU” continues their efforts to get donations to help find a cure for Breast Cancer along with the Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio, by distributing pink items to island patrons for donations. Komen Northwest Ohio staff members will also be on the island to answer any questions regarding access to breast health services. “It is vital for men and women in Northwest Ohio to be aware of their breast cancer risks, and also understand what help and services are available to them free of charge through our grants program,” said Mary Westphal, executive director of Susan G. Komen® Northwest Ohio. “We are honored to be a beneficiary of this Pink Day at the Bay event and are grateful to Put-in-Bay Island, Put-in-Bay Visitors & Convention Bureau, Wendt Key Team Realty and TEAM LULU for supporting breast health in Northwest Ohio.”
Komen Northwest Ohio staff and volunteers will be on-site to provide information about breast health and breast cancer services. About Susan G. Komen® Northwest Ohio Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $889 million in research and provided more than $1.95 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. The Northwest Ohio Affiliate alone has invested more than $13 million in community breast cancer programs in 24 counties. Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds generated by the Affiliate stays in Northwest Ohio and the remaining 25 percent funds national breast cancer research.
Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit www.komennwohio.org or call 1-877-GO-KOMEN.