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Pink House raises funds for awareness

Staff Reports

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it also marks the one-year anniversary of the grand opening of The Pink House in Genoa. In celebration, Pink House owners Dan and Lois Wray are hosting fundraisers throughout the month “for the fighters.”

Events include a month-long raffle for a hand-made quilt, a Van Gogh & Vino brunch held at the Pink House on Oct. 15, and “Tickled Pink – A Black Tie Affair” dinner on Oct. 22. Proceeds of each activity will be donated to the Carson Valley Medical Center Hospital Foundation to develop a fund to support local women facing the challenges of breast cancer diagnosis, treatment or support.

“There are often resources to help women get an initial mammogram, but once someone is diagnosed, some women find that resources are very limited for the follow-up screenings and treatments,” says Lois Wray. “We feel that it is fitting that The Pink House be a partner in creating such resources for as many local women as our community can step forward to help.”

The following activities are slated to be hosted by The Pink House throughout October.

Purchase tickets to win a hand-made “For the Fighters” quilt Oct. 1-22. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at The Pink House or by calling 392-4279. Raffle will be drawn Oct. 30.

Van Gogh and Vino be at the Pink House 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Oct. 15. Enjoy instructed painting of “Genoa Lane in the Fall,” a glass of wine or beer, and picnic box lunch. Tickets $45 each. Call 392-4279 to purchase.

Tickled Pink-A Black Tie Affair, an elegant evening of dining will be held Oct. 22 at The Pink House. $45 per plate, two seatings available at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.. Call 392-4279 for reservations.