Pink Friday, which evolved from “Think Pink,” a local fund raiser for breast cancer research, is the brainchild of Warwick businessman Tim Mullally, who presented the idea to the Warwick Merchants Guild.
The event, a festive as well as educational evening, is sponsored by Bon Secours Charity Health System Community Outreach. The Bon Secours Charity Health System is comprised of St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern and Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis.
“You can expect to see local hair salons providing makeovers and eyebrow threading, massages and henna tattoos,” Mullally said in the press release announcing the program. “Also on the Railroad Green there will be a lineup of dance performances and fitness demonstrations. And we’ll have music to dance the night away.”
Besides the many colorful shops and eateries participating and offering special discounts, gifts and other promotions, there will also be several dozen street vendors along Main Street and Railroad Avenue.
The BSCHS Community Outreach program, stationed in a large tent on Railroad Green, will offer free educational information and gifts for all attendees.
Staff members from the Women’s Imaging Center at St. Anthony Community Hospital will be on hand to describe the many services they offer.
Participating shops and restaurants will donate a percentage of the day’s proceeds to Miles of Hope, a nonprofit charity that funds support services and outreach for people affected by breast cancer in the eight counties of the Hudson Valley. And Pari Forood, executive director of Miles of Hope, will be on hand with information on support services for people affected by breast cancer.
“We are honored to partner with the Warwick Merchant’s Guild on Pink Friday,” said Barbara Demundo, system director of Outreach for Bon Secours Charity Health System. “This inaugural event promises to be the beginning of something powerful – something that has the potential to save lives.”
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