The Summit’s Pink Pumpkin Festival & Sidewalk Sale
Farmers Market, sales and activities support breast cancer awareness
Our friends over at The Summit shared some great information with us here at Windy Pinwheel about a great fall event happening this Saturday to support the effort to find a cure for breast cancer. As October is nationally known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this is a great cause to get behind. Please come out and support this event this weekend and be sure to spread the word to everyone you know.
The Summit and Renown Children’s Hospital invite families to come out for a day full of autumn harvest fun on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the center plaza. The Pink Pumpkin Festival and Sidewalk Sale will support breast cancer awareness and will benefit the Renown Health Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund. The event is free and open to the public. Donations for breast cancer patient assistance are encouraged.
Event activities that day will include a sidewalk sale, live entertainment, fall farmers market vendors, pink Porcelain Doll pumpkins for sale, face painting, activities for children, health information booths, contests and recyclable bag/gift card giveaways.
Participants can enjoy food and drinks from various vendors at the market, which will feature fresh, local fall produce including grapes, apples, corn, potatoes, garlic, onions, squash, eggs, local honey and more. Also, all guests can enter to win prizes from The Summit, Renown Health and the farmers market.
The pink pumpkin patch, sponsored by Moana Nursery, will feature decorative gourds and pumpkins, including the popular Porcelain Doll pumpkins. Moana Nursery has partnered with The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation, an organization created in 2012, to aid in the fight against breast cancer. A percentage of proceeds from every pink pumpkin sold this year will go towards organizations involved in breast cancer research.
In conjunction with the event, The Summit will also host its first-ever, center-wide Sidewalk Sale. From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., shoppers will enjoy the one-day, one-time only sale where exclusive retailers will display racks with sale items in front of their stores. The sidewalk sale will also feature stores including but not limited to Ann Taylor, Claire’s, GAP, Old Navy, Orvis and Talbots.
“This event and sidewalk sale are designed to kick-off breast cancer awareness month in Reno,” said Dan Davis, marketing manager at The Summit. “Many stores and restaurants will provide special pink products and offers, as well as showcase sale items from the summer. My hope is those interested in spreading awareness will find that perfect ‘pink’ item to wear or display throughout the entire month.”
Benefitting from much of the event activities, the Renown Health Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund helps to ease the financial and emotional burden on uninsured and under-insured breast cancer patients throughout northern Nevada.
“Our patient assistance funds benefit those in our area who are battling cancer while struggling with financial hardships,” Joel Muller, vice president of the Renown Health Foundation, said. “These dollars help to cover desperately needed prescription, care and travel expenses for our patients. Renown Health is grateful to The Summit for its help and to be a part of this event once again this year.”
October is “Go Pink” month at The Summit.
Go Pink at your favorite stores and restaurants in October! Join The Summit and Renown Health Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund in a month-long celebration of hope, strength and survival. Plus, for every Facebook “Like” for The Summit during the month of October, The Summit will donate $1 to the Renown Health Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund, up to a total of $1,000 and each “Like” must be a new “Like” to be counted.
Garden of Hope in the Pink Plaza throughout the month of October
Write a message of hope, love and healing to honor someone you know touched by breast cancer. Then tie your note to the branches of the plants and trees in the Garden of Hope located in the Plaza between Vans and Tilly’s. Visit the garden throughout October for reflection or encouragement. Sponsored by Moana Nursery.
For more information regarding events happening at The Summit, please visit TheSummitonline.com/Reno