Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Pink pumpkins through the end of October will be on sale at Sweetbay supermarkets, with a portion of sales going to support breast cancer research. Never heard of a pink pumpkin? That's because they're new, and here's what you can do with them.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and on sale at Sweetbay supermarkets in Greater Brandon and beyond are gourds that feature a pale-pink skin with orange flesh. "This year marks the first fall harvest of pink pumpkins, a variety known as 'Porcelain Doll FI' and created by DP Seeds," a company that "has spent several years perfecting its hybrid pumpkins to create the pink color," according to a Sweetbay news release. "Our goal with these pink pumpkins is to brighten our shoppers' homes and help make their fall season more memorable," according to Nicole LeBeau, a Sweetbay spokesperson. Your goal, as a purchaser of pink pumpkins, might be to help support the cause of fighting breast cancer; according to Sweetbay, the non-profit Pink…
Sunday, October 7, 2012
It was Senior Night at Armwood High School on Oct. 5 at Lyle Flagg Stadium, where Armwood defeated the Sickles for the football team's fifth victory of the season. It was a time, too, to wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The seniors at Armwood High School are going pink this month for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, selling pink T-shirts in support of the cause to find a cure for cancer. Those T-shirt, sportintg the words, "Armwood Hawks Believe" were worn by seniors Oct. 5 at the Lyle Flagg Stadium, where the Armwood Hawks football team took to the field against the Sickles Gryphons. "We sold the shirts today, with 10 percent of the proceeds going to Susan G. Komen [for the Cure]," said senior Heather Stephens, one of three captains for Armwood's varsity cheerleading squad. Why sell the shirts to support the cause of cancer awareness? "Because everybody deserves to live," said cheerleading captain Lexie Martin, also a senior. The third captain, Simone …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
A large turnout showed up for the fundraiser banquet on behalf of the 2013 Seffner Relay For Life. Community theater actors performed "A History of Broadway" for an event that a cancer survivor helped organize.
A dinner theater performance and buffet dinner fundraiser was held at The Regent in Riverview on Oct. 3 to benefit the 2013 Seffner Relay For Life at Armwood High School. There, Andrea Bearry, the chair of next year's overnight fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, said she has high hopes the Seffner Relay For Life will meet its goal of signing on 50 teams and raising $75,000. Last year's Greater Seffner Relay For Life raised more than $50,000, which is a remarkable feat for a Relay that at one time had almost closed, because of the great effort it took to raise what in comparison were low funds compared to other Tampa Bay area Relay events. But Seffner now is a force to be reckoned with, given last year's draw at the first time …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
A fundraiser banquet on behalf of the 2013 Seffner Relay For Life will feature "A History of Broadway," presented by actors from Stagedoor Performing Arts. A yard sale in October also will benefit the American Cancer Society's cause to fight cancer.
A dinner theater performance and buffet dinner is on tap for The Regent in Riverview, at the Oct. 3 fundraiser banquet for the 2013 Seffner Relay For Life at Armwood High School. "All proceeds go to the Seffner Relay for Life teams to help the American Cancer Society put an end to cancer," notes the Greater Seffner Area Chamber of Commerce in an announcement for the event. "Bring the whole family for an enjoyable evening." Last year's Seffner/Dover Relay For Life broke its record, raising more than $35,000 for the American Cancer Society, for its first-ever Relay at Armwood High School. In years past, the event was held at Burnett, the only Tampa Bay area Relay held at a middle school. Entertainment will be provided by the community …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Fundraisers in October at the Music Showcase music store and education business in Brandon will benefit a woman battling breast cancer while raising awareness for breast cancer prevention and research.
Music Showcase in Brandon is going pink with a Kids Fall Festival scheduled for Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free, but for a small fee kids can play games and activities and enjoy music and food. In so doing, kids and their families can help support the cause to find a cure for breast cancer and to raise awareness for breast cancer prevention. Also on Oct. 20, from 7 to 10 p.m., parents — without the kids — are invited to a costume Halloween party, with food and music. Tickets are $10 in advance, sold at Music Showcase, and $15 at the door. Music Showcase in September sought nominations of local women with breast cancer undergoing treatment. The money raised in October the music store and education businesses's breast …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Music Showcase in Brandon seeks nominations in September of local women undergoing breast cancer treatment. Businesses that can donate services are sought as well. October fundraisers will benefit the selected patient from a Sept. 30 drawing.
Music Showcase in September is seeking nominations of local women with breast cancer undergoing treatment. Then, in October, money raised during the music store and education businesses's breast cancer awareness fundraisers will be given to the woman whose name is selected from among that list of breast cancer patients. The drawing is scheduled to be held Sept. 30.Nomination forms are online. They also are available at Music Showcase, at 402 Oakfield Drive in Brandon. Also sought are Greater Brandon business people willing to donate services for the recipient, such as lawn mainteance and housecleaning. Music Showcase in 2011 donated services and monies totaling more than $1,000 to Shelly Ellis. This year, Music Showcase hopes to raise even…
Monday, November 21, 2011
Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October prompted Music Showcase to raise funds and conduct an essay contest to find a worthy recipient of aid.
The following report was submitted by Deborah Evans, director of community relations for Music Showcase in Brandon. _____ In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Music Showcase held an essay contest to find a patient currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. After being nominated by a friend, Shelly Ellis won the contest because she is without healt insurance and is about to undergo a double mastectomy. The money awarded to Ellis on Nov. 1 was raised through various fundraisers at Music Showcase throughout the month of October. These included the sale of pink cupcakes, cookies and ribbons and a Sock Hop, for which food was donated by Chick-fil-A, Domino's Pizza, Hungry Howies and PB&J Vending.