Date(s) & Time(s)::
September 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM
Daily at 2:00 PM until from October 1, 2012 until October 31, 2012
Location: Purchase a pink light bulb at any Fort Wayne area Walgreens stores
Phone: Phone 574.210.4133 or 260.438.1845
Breast cancer awareness month is approaching and you can do your part to help fight the disease through the annual Susan G. Komen Northern Indiana “Pink Your Porch” event. Starting Friday September 28th, purchase a pink light bulb for only $5 at any Walgreens store in the Fort Wayne area. Then replace your outdoor porch light with the pink light bulb and display it during the month of October. Your donation will help fund grants for breast cancer screening, services, and education in the Fort Wayne area.
Mayor Tom Henry and representatives from Susan G. Komen for the Cure® | Northern Indiana and Walgreens will kick-off the annual Pink Your Porch Campaign today in an effort to increase awareness in the fight against breast cancer.
Pink light bulbs will be sold at area Walgreens throughout the month of October and residents are encouraged to exchange their normal porch light with a pink bulb. The bulbs are $5 each and support Susan G. Komen for the Cure® | Northern Indiana. Komen Northern Indiana distributes community health grants to local organizations for breast health, education, awareness, screening and other services each year. With every dollar raised, 75 cents stays in Northern Indiana to help these programs and 25 cents supports research to find a cure.
The Northern Indiana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is dedicated to combating breast cancer on every front. Up to 75% of the money raised by this and other events – funds grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for medically underserved women in the 27 Northern Indiana counties (including the eastern counties of LaGrange, Steuben, Noble, DeKalb, Whitley, Allen, Huntington, Wells, and Adams). The remaining income supports the national Komen Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards, and educational and scientific programs around the world. For more information, visit www.komennorthernindiana.org
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