Pink Flamingo proceeds to benefit Providence's oncology department

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Plans are being finalized for the seventh annual Pink Flamingo Nite at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne.

This year's breast cancer awareness event will be held Thursday, Oct. 27 and will focus on the theme "Believe There is Hope for a Cure - Be The Hope." It includes a light supper, vendors, cancer information and a guest speaker, Kathleen Splitt.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. and meals will be served starting at 5:30 p.m. Vendors will be located upstairs in the church and will open for business at 5 p.m. They will include a variety of personal care items, clothing and housewares.

Proceeds from this year's Pink Flamingo event will be given to Providence Medical Center Oncology/Infusion Services.

"We will now be able to purchase two TV’s that will go in each of our new infusion rooms for patients to enjoy while they are here for their appointments. Some of these appointments last several hours, so having a distraction and entertainment will really be appreciated by our patients” said Carrie Fertig, Director of Outpatient/Specialty Services. 

"We will then allocate any left-over funds from the TV purchase to the two workstations-on-wheels that the department needed to purchase this year," Fertig added.

 “We can’t thank Our Savior Lutheran Church enough for their generosity with the Pink Flamingo Nite donation each year.  It’s a fun event that our staff get excited about as well”- Rachel Miller, Director of Foundation/Marketing said.

Tickets for this year's event will go on sale Oct. 1 and can be purchased at Our Savior Lutheran Church, all the banks in Wayne, Swans Apparel, IKT, Hair Envy, Providence Community Pharmacy, Wayne Area Economic Development Office in Wayne, as well as Missa Sue Salon in Laurel and The Quilt Shop in Wakefield. They will be available until Oct. 21.

Musical entertainment will be part of the evening's program.

A style show with cancer survivors as models will feature clothing from local clothing stores.

Those wishing to be models are asked to contact Kim Dunklau at (402) 369-1696.

In addition, a quilt raffle will be held for a quilt sewn by Vernae Luhr.

Tickets for the raffle are now on sale and can be purchased at Our Savor Lutheran Church and can be purchased at The Quilt Shop in Wakefield or by contacting Tracy Henschke (tracyhenschke@gmail.com) or Christina Junck at (402) 369-0676. They are $5 each, three for $10 or seven for $20.

Sponsors for the event include Providence Medical Center, Our Savior Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Churches in America (WELCA) and Pac 'N' Save. 

Supporting funds are being provided by Thrivent Financial.

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