The Pine2Pink Foundation 501(c)(3), an experience-based, community-driven non-profit dedicated to local breast cancer patients kicked-off its 2021 fundraising season September 29th during a live event from Fonthill Castle in Doylestown. The Foundation is adding the Corinne Sikora Wellness and Support Center as a beneficiary, alongside Fox Chase Cancer Center Buckingham, Grand View Health and Doylestown Health.
The month-long program is designed to raise money for local cancer patients while bolstering local businesses. The Foundation is recognized for its innovative month-long program that changes hundreds of lights pink in each town, conducts a month long augmented reality driven local retail scavenger hunt, curates local retail-based special ‘Pink’ offers, changes Pine Street to Pink Street, and hosts a variety of events. New in 2021, is Pine2Pink’s takeover of the Doylestown Town Farmers Market and a full immersion into the Mercantile, a local department store hosting hundreds of local makers from Bucks County. Pine2Pink can be experienced in New Hope, Carversville, Peddler’s Village, Doylestown and Perkasie. “Our non-profit is seeing community involvement like never before. A non-profit’s measure of success is usually relegated to funds raised. I believe how those funds are raised is also a measure of success. This year we have seen a big spike in community participation. Not only by the number of sponsors and partners who have come to us, but by the community members who are taking matters into their own hands and hosting fundraisers and organizing events for us. We designed Pine2Pink to be community-driven. Watching that vision become a reality is tremendously rewarding,” states Pine2Pink Founder and Executive Director Keith Fenimore.
To date Pine2Pink has started and funded 10 unique programs ranging from cold-capping to out-of-pocket expense relief, integrative services through Unite For Her, patient food delivery, comfort bags for newly diagnosed patients, treatment transportation and the purchase of new state-of-the-art infusion chairs. To stay local but expand their giving program, they are donating a portion of funds raised to the Corinne Sikora Wellness and Support Center, a non-medical facility that is free to cancer patients in Bucks County and offers integrative services, support, therapy and a multitude of extracurricular classes and events. Learn more at www.corinnesikoracenter.org
Kristina Fenimore, Director of the Corinne Sikora Wellness and Support Center states, “As a 100% donation-based facility for cancer patients across Bucks County, getting support from Pine2Pink and the community at large is essential to our success and provides us with the means we need to offer the best, and most comprehensive slate of services to the cancer community across Bucks community who rely on us.”
Remaining events on the Pine2Pink calendar are: (https://pine2pink.org/events-page/):
- Pine2Pink Masquerade Gala – Saturday, October 16th, 6:00pm to 9:00pm.Food, Drink, Raffles, Dancing and Shopping! Hosted by The Mercantile at Doylestown.
- Night of the Living Deadlift – Friday, October 29th,5:00pm to 9:00pm.Costume optional workout at Training for Warriors, Raffle, trunk-or-treat. Hosted by Training for Warrior’s Doylestown.
Pine2Pink is recognized for its creation of ‘experiences’ that reimagine the ways people in the community can engage and donate. In each location, the experience begins by changing Pine St. into Pink St. Additionally, each town’s streetlamps and retail and residential exterior lighting are refitted with pink bulbs or gels, resulting in a captivating pink cast throughout October. The Pine2Pink free app launches a virtual immersive pink ribbon scavenger hunt with over 50 prizes. More than 100 virtual ribbons are hidden throughout participating towns.
Visit the Pine2Pink website, to donate or participate in, community events (www.pine2pink.org). Donations can also be made via check and sent to P.O. Box 307, Doylestown, PA 18901.
Pine2Pink strives to reinvent fundraising and innovate within the non-profit space. The Tenets of the organization are: Keep the funds local – donate 100% – be transparent – put funds to immediate use.
The Pine2Pink Foundation was established through a charitable grant contribution made by The Minford Charitable Foundation.
You can also visit Pine2Pink on Facebook and Instagram: @Pine2Pink.