Pink Lemonade Project

Girlfriends’ Run for a Cure

The 11th annual Girlfriends Run for a Cure on Sunday, Oct. 15, is a quarter marathon (6.55 miles) and a half marathon (13.1 miles) designed specifically for women to get together to do something good for themselves and to help support a very important women’s cause: the fight to end breast cancer. New this year: the start/finish line has moved to the Vancouver waterfront beside Warehouse ’23, where runners and their friends and family can enjoy a special brunch and after-party with mimosas, chocolate, and free massages. The post-race party also includes over 30 vendors onsite offering samples, delicious food, sweet treats, and information about products and services. Local firemen will be waiting at the finish line to place medals around the runners’ necks—and keep an eye out for the Pink Brigade Guys, 50 men who are running with the Girlfriends to raise money for the Pink Lemonade Project.

The race was started as a way to honor and support Joleen Skarberg, who was diagnosed with breast cancer  more than a decade ago and continues to run it every year with her daughters, sisters, nieces, cousins and girlfriends. (Watch for her in the race—she’ll be wearing #1!) About half the participants run, half walk and many do a combination of running and walking. It doesn’t matter how you get to the finish line, as long as you get there!

The cost is $75 if you register by Friday, Oct. 13, or $85 on the day of the race. “Mini-girlfriends” age 16 and under are $50/$55 DOR, and you can also register your little ones for the Kids’ Mini Marathon (1.1 miles) for $30/$35 DOR. Are you a guy? No problem—join the Pink Brigade and run with your girls! To register online and get details, click here. And wear pink! (…even the guys!) Come to the starting area at least by 8:30 a.m. because the race starts promptly at 9 a.m.!

Girlfriends’ Run for a Cure

The 11th annual Girlfriends Run for a Cure on Sunday, Oct. 15, is a quarter marathon (6.55 miles) and a half marathon (13.1 miles) designed specifically for women to get together to do something good for themselves and to help support a very important women’s cause: the fight to end breast cancer. New this year: the start/finish line has moved to the Vancouver waterfront beside Warehouse ’23, where runners and their friends and family can enjoy a special brunch and after-party with mimosas, chocolate, and free massages. The post-race party also includes over 30 vendors onsite offering samples, delicious food, sweet treats, and information about products and services. Local firemen will be waiting at the finish line to place medals around the runners’ necks—and keep an eye out for the Pink Brigade Guys, 50 men who are running with the Girlfriends to raise money for the Pink Lemonade Project.

The race was started as a way to honor and support Joleen Skarberg, who was diagnosed with breast cancer  more than a decade ago and continues to run it every year with her daughters, sisters, nieces, cousins and girlfriends. (Watch for her in the race—she’ll be wearing #1!) About half the participants run, half walk and many do a combination of running and walking. It doesn’t matter how you get to the finish line, as long as you get there!

The cost is $75 if you register by Friday, Oct. 13, or $85 on the day of the race. “Mini-girlfriends” age 16 and under are $50/$55 DOR, and you can also register your little ones for the Kids’ Mini Marathon (1.1 miles) for $30/$35 DOR. Are you a guy? No problem—join the Pink Brigade and run with your girls! To register online and get details, click here. And wear pink! (…even the guys!) Come to the starting area at least by 8:30 a.m. because the race starts promptly at 9 a.m.!

Pumpkin Decorating Party with the Pink Lemonade Project

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Pink Lemonade Project would like to throw a “pumpkin party” for all breast cancer patients, survivors, family, friends, and supporters. The second annual Pumpkin Night will be held at WE Plan It, located at 1798 S.E. Columbia River Dr. in downtown Vancouver.

All craft supplies will be provided—just B.Y.O.P. (Bring Your Own Pumpkin). No creativity or special decorating talent is needed; simply come and have a good time! (For those who don’t like the tedious and slightly scary pumpkin-carving process, there will be no carving this evening—only crafting!) Food, drinks, craft supplies, and inspiration will be provided for a fun night of decorating! Participants will also have the option to have their decorated pumpkins displayed under glass at the Vancouver Community Library, or displayed at other businesses and clinics around Clark County in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Pumpkin Night will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3. The cost is $15 per person. Register online at https://www.pinklemonadeproject.org/events/2017/10/3/pumpkin-night. Proceeds benefit the Pink Lemonade Project, a local nonprofit organization which supports those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Pumpkin Night with Pink Lemonade

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Pink Lemonade Project would like to throw a “pumpkin party” for all breast cancer patients, survivors, family, friends, and supporters. The second annual Pumpkin Night will be held at WE Plan It, located at 1798 S.E. Columbia River Dr. in downtown Vancouver.

All craft supplies will be provided—just B.Y.O.P. (Bring Your Own Pumpkin). No creativity or special decorating talent is needed; simply come and have a good time! (For those who don’t like the tedious and slightly scary pumpkin-carving process, there will be no carving this evening—only crafting!) Food, drinks, craft supplies, and inspiration will be provided for a fun night of decorating! Participants will also have the option to have their decorated pumpkins displayed under glass at the Vancouver Community Library, or displayed at other businesses and clinics around Clark County in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Pumpkin Night will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3. The cost is $15 per person. Register online at https://www.pinklemonadeproject.org/events/2017/10/3/pumpkin-night. Proceeds benefit the Pink Lemonade Project, a local nonprofit organization which supports those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Girls’ Night Out

Grab your girlfriends and head to downtown Camas for Girls’ Night Out, happening from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28. This is girl-style fun with a purpose: to raise money and support for The Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Oregon and Southwest Washington and The Pink Lemonade Project. The evening will include beauty treatments, shopping, cocktails, prizes, entertainment, art, treats, and much more. It’s shaping up to be a fantastic night of memory-making with your mom, sister, aunt, daughter, and friends. Here’s some of what you can expect:

  • Delicious pink cocktails
  • Pampering of all kinds
  • Free candy and treat bar by Truly Scrumptious Bakery
  • Waffles by Hello Waffle
  • Shopping and dining specials throughout town
  • A chocolate and wine pairing
  • Group art with Heidi Jo Curley
  • Make a basket, get a boa!
  • Vendors to browse
  • Bra pong! (Yes, it’s a thing!)
  • Girly photo booth in Arktana
  • Women’s health resources
  • Lively music
  • Fantastic raffle prizes; wear pink or teal and get a free ticket!
  • Free henna and body painting
  • Lots of giveaways, goodies, and freebies
  • Not-to-be-missed end-of-the-night party

Tickets are $20 per person, or $25 at the door. You can register online at http://downtowncamas.com/event/girls-night-out.

Girls’ Night Out

Grab your girlfriends and head to downtown Camas for Girls’ Night Out, happening from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28. This is girl-style fun with a purpose: to raise money and support for The Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Oregon and Southwest Washington and The Pink Lemonade Project. The evening will include beauty treatments, shopping, cocktails, prizes, entertainment, art, treats, and much more. It’s shaping up to be a fantastic night of memory-making with your mom, sister, aunt, daughter, and friends. Here’s some of what you can expect:

  • Delicious pink cocktails
  • Pampering of all kinds
  • Free candy and treat bar by Truly Scrumptious Bakery
  • Waffles by Hello Waffle
  • Shopping and dining specials throughout town
  • A chocolate and wine pairing
  • Group art with Heidi Jo Curley
  • Make a basket, get a boa!
  • Vendors to browse
  • Bra pong! (Yes, it’s a thing!)
  • Girly photo booth in Arktana
  • Women’s health resources
  • Lively music
  • Fantastic raffle prizes; wear pink or teal and get a free ticket!
  • Free henna and body painting
  • Lots of giveaways, goodies, and freebies
  • Not-to-be-missed end-of-the-night party

Tickets are $20 per person, or $25 at the door. You can register online at http://downtowncamas.com/event/girls-night-out.

Cosmo 7K All-Women’s Run/Walk

The Cosmo 7K: it’s not five miles, it’s not five kilometers, it’s lucky number seven! Join local lady runners (and walkers) for a “happy hour” run (or walk) on the morning of Saturday, Aug. 12.

The Cosmo All Women’s Race Series is returning to Vancouver with an all new race-or-walk experience, starting and finishing on the Columbia River Waterfront at Vancouver Landing and following a scenic loop along the Columbia River, through the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, around downtown Vancouver, and back to the waterfront. (You can see the entire course map by clicking here.) All participants will be greeted with the post-run celebration with live music, Tito’s Vodka Cosmos, an awards ceremony, and more. You don’t have to be over 21 to participate in the race, although you do need to be legal drinking age to enjoy the Cosmo Garden.

You can register up until, and even on, the day of the race. Advance registration is available online or in person at Sweet Spot Skirts, the event’s sponsor and supporter, at 105 W. 6th St. in downtown Vancouver. For more information about the Cosmo 7K, visit http://cosmo7k.com/cities/vancouver-wa/.

Pink Glow at the Hilton

Pink Glow is a party with a purpose: to benefit the Pink Lemonade Project, a local nonprofit organization which supports those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. This gala evening—starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 20—is Pink Lemonade’s signature fundraising gala, and the evening includes a live auction, dynamic entertainment, silent auction packages, and a plated dinner. With plenty of bubbly and spirits to go around, this will be a glamorous night out to remember. Tickets are $125 per person or $1,250 for a table of ten. Tickets can be purchased online here. Event registration closes on Friday, May 19.

Pink Glow will be held at the Hilton Vancouver, located at 301 W. 6th St., across from Esther Short Park. The event is still open to individual and corporate sponsorship. Local sponsors include—among many others—The Al Angelo Company, Compass Oncology, Peacehealth Southwest Medical Center, Divine Consign, McCord’s Vancouver Toyota & Scion, Futura Healing, Litmos Healthcare, Landerholm Legal Advisers, Dietrich Trucking, Waste Connections, Rood Investments, CAG Anesthesia, and Acelity. These companies are empowering Pink Lemonade Project to help breast cancer pre-vivors, survivors, and women living with metastatic breast cancer in Southwest Washington and Oregon.

Pink Glow at the Hilton

Pink Glow is a party with a purpose: to benefit the Pink Lemonade Project, a local nonprofit organization which supports those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. This gala evening—starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 20—is Pink Lemonade’s signature fundraising gala, and the evening includes a live auction, dynamic entertainment, silent auction packages, and a plated dinner. With plenty of bubbly and spirits to go around, this will be a glamorous night out to remember. Tickets are $125 per person or $1,250 for a table of ten. Tickets can be purchased online here. Event registration closes on Friday, May 19.

Pink Glow will be held at the Hilton Vancouver, located at 301 W. 6th St., across from Esther Short Park. The event is still open to individual and corporate sponsorship. Local sponsors include—among many others—The Al Angelo Company, Compass Oncology, Peacehealth Southwest Medical Center, Divine Consign, McCord’s Vancouver Toyota & Scion, Futura Healing, Litmos Healthcare, Landerholm Legal Advisers, Dietrich Trucking, Waste Connections, Rood Investments, CAG Anesthesia, and Acelity. These companies are empowering Pink Lemonade Project to help breast cancer pre-vivors, survivors, and women living with metastatic breast cancer in Southwest Washington and Oregon.

Girls’ Night Out in downtown Camas

Girls’ Night Out in downtown Camas begins at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22. Bring your girlfriends, moms, sisters, aunts, and grandmothers, and come to the downtown Camas for a night of fun, friendship, sweet treats and colorful cocktails. You can register online for $20 per person by clicking here, you you can sign up in the lobby of Journey Church between 4 and 5 p.m. (and even if you’ve already registered online, you’ll need to come to the church, located on the corner of 4th and Birch, to check in). While you’re at Journey, be sure to check in with the Peacehealth Southwest resources and representatives, on hand to provide free education and information on health screenings.

The 0pening ceremony starts just after 5 p.m., then the rest of the evening is all yours—and the most satisfying part is that all the fun you’re having will benefit the Pink Lemonade Project and the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Oregon and Southwest Washington. Cocktail and drink options will be featured throughout town, but you’ll definitely want to visit the Pink Lemonade Stand in Lily Atelier for their specialty cocktails in support of the Pink Lemonade Project. Here’s what else you can look forward to:

  • Candy and treat bar created by Truly Scrumptious
  • Group art project in celebration of women with local artist Elida Field
  • Salon-style pampering of all kinds with beauty treatments and massage
  • Free body art and face painting with Earth Fairy Entertainment
  • Free henna body art with Henna Body Art by Abby
  • Music with DJ Linus
  • Camas High School girls’ basketball team will be back with Hoops for Pink—Make a Basket, Get a Boa!
  • Girly photo booth with props in Arktana
  • Help create a memory and honor wreath
  • Raffle prizes donated by local businesses all supporting breast and ovarian cancer awareness and action through the involved charities
  • Wine pull fundraiser
  • Games, goodies and freebies
  • Shopping, dining and drink discounts, sales and specials throughout town

Merchants hosting special activities and pampering beauty treatments including scarf-tying demos at Lizzabeth A; makeup touch-ups by national makeup artist at Salon Onyx; raffle and hand-and-arm massages at Lovely Homes Realty; open house tours of the historic Camas Hotel; raffle for free salon services and pampering activities at Salon Magnolia; a fine art raffle and live music at Attic Gallery; and a Pink Drink Menu with $1 back to charities per drink sold and live music from 8 to 10 p.m. at Birch Street Uptown Lounge. For more details, check the Camas GNO Facebook page.

Girls’ Night Out in Camas

Girls’ Night Out in downtown Camas begins at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22. Bring your girlfriends, moms, sisters, aunts, and grandmothers, and come to the downtown Camas for a night of fun, friendship, sweet treats and colorful cocktails. You can register online for $20 per person by clicking here, you you can sign up in the lobby of Journey Church between 4 and 5 p.m. (and even if you’ve already registered online, you’ll need to come to the church, located on the corner of 4th and Birch, to check in). While you’re at Journey, be sure to check in with the Peacehealth Southwest resources and representatives, on hand to provide free education and information on health screenings.

The 0pening ceremony starts just after 5 p.m., then the rest of the evening is all yours—and the most satisfying part is that all the fun you’re having will benefit the Pink Lemonade Project and the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Oregon and Southwest Washington. Cocktail and drink options will be featured throughout town, but you’ll definitely want to visit the Pink Lemonade Stand in Lily Atelier for their specialty cocktails in support of the Pink Lemonade Project. Here’s what else you can look forward to:

  • Candy and treat bar created by Truly Scrumptious
  • Group art project in celebration of women with local artist Elida Field
  • Salon-style pampering of all kinds with beauty treatments and massage
  • Free body art and face painting with Earth Fairy Entertainment
  • Free henna body art with Henna Body Art by Abby
  • Music with DJ Linus
  • Camas High School girls’ basketball team will be back with Hoops for Pink—Make a Basket, Get a Boa!
  • Girly photo booth with props in Arktana
  • Help create a memory and honor wreath
  • Raffle prizes donated by local businesses all supporting breast and ovarian cancer awareness and action through the involved charities
  • Wine pull fundraiser
  • Games, goodies and freebies
  • Shopping, dining and drink discounts, sales and specials throughout town

Merchants hosting special activities and pampering beauty treatments including scarf-tying demos at Lizzabeth A; makeup touch-ups by national makeup artist at Salon Onyx; raffle and hand-and-arm massages at Lovely Homes Realty; open house tours of the historic Camas Hotel; raffle for free salon services and pampering activities at Salon Magnolia; a fine art raffle and live music at Attic Gallery; and a Pink Drink Menu with $1 back to charities per drink sold and live music from 8 to 10 p.m. at Birch Street Uptown Lounge. For more details, check the Camas GNO Facebook page.

Shoot for the Cause

On Tuesday, Jan. 19, the Mountain View Lady Thunder girls’ basketball team will host Shoot for the Cause, a fundraiser for the Pink Lemonade Project, a local nonprofit organization which supports those diagnosed with breast cancer. The boys varsity team will play at 5:30 p.m. and the girls varsity game starts at 7 p.m. There will be a gift basket and gift card raffle for attendees, and Corwin Beverage is also organizing a half-time contest with prizes. Special recognition will be given to all cancer survivors in attendance. Mountain View High School is located at 1500 S.E. Blairmont Dr. in Vancouver.

Pretty in Pink Event

Clearwater Springs is partnering with the Pink Lemonade Project in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, from Oct. 1-31. Clearwater Srpings Assisted Living, located at 201 N.W. 78th Street in Vancouver, will offer a special showing of the hit 1986 movie Pretty in Pink at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23. There will be pink sweet treats, pink drinks, special guest speakers, and of course Molly Ringwald and Jon Cryer in all their 80s glory. Guests will enjoy happy hour from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. with wine and cheese plus raffles for prizes, and the movie will be shown at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds from the raffles benefit the Pink Lemonade Project.

Breast Cancer Awareness month is intended to raise awareness and understanding about the disease and what steps can be taken to detect it. (First steps: See your doctor and get a mammogram!) The Pink Lemonade Project is a local nonprofit organizations that supports those diagnosed with breast cancer and their families. Read more about Pink Lemonade’s breast cancer awareness events in October by clicking here—and don’t miss the Polished in Pink event at Simple Solitude on Oct. 29!

Think Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, meant to raise awareness and understanding about the disease and what steps can be taken to detect it. (First steps: See your doctor and get a mammogram!) In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Pink Lemonade Project—a local nonprofit organizations that supports those diagnosed with breast cancer and their families—is painting Clark County pink this month!

Look for Pink Lemonade Project coasters (pictured above) at restaurants and cocktail lounges around the North Bank. When you spot one of the signature pink coasters, take a photo, post it to social media with #pinklemonadeproject and the name of the establishment where you found them. Start with The Grant House, because throughout the month of October, The Grant House will serve pink lemon drops. $1 from each pink drink sold will be donated to Pink Lemonade Project—plus, the owner of The Grant House will match every dollar donated! A sweet deal. Here are other pink events that the Pink Lemonade Project has planned for October:

  • Oct. 17 & 18: Barre3 of Vancouver/Camas will offer free classes to the community with a suggested $20 donation that will go directly to the Pink Lemonade Project. Reserve your spot at https://goo.gl/AMH9Kz
  • Oct. 20: Evergreen High School Pink Volleyball Event
  • Oct. 23: Pretty in Pink at the Kiggins: pink sweet treats, beverages, speakers, and Pretty in Pink
  • Oct. 29: Polished and Pink at Simple Solitude: from 12-5 p.m, enjoy manicures and pedicures, pink cupcakes and lemonade, pink hair highlighting and more.

Pink Pong Tournament Begins

What’s pink, fun, fast, and helps people with breast cancer? It’s Pink Pong, a table tennis fundraiser in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s happening at WRK Engineers from Oct. 1-29. The entry fee is just $10 per person, and every dollar goes straight to the Pink Lemonade Project, a Vancouver nonprofit that supports those affected by breast cancer. Pink Pong will be bracket play, with single elimination. Players will have three days to complete games. Games will be played to a score of eleven, with the player who wins the best out of three games advancing. Games will be scheduled between players, and tournament play will be loosely based on International Table Tennis Federation Handbook rules.

The tournament will take place at WRK Engineers’ office at 215 W. 12th St., Suite 202, in Vancouver. The tournament begins Thursday, Oct. 1, and continues with scheduled matches through Thursday, Oct. 29. The entry fee is $10 per person, to be paid in cash at the player’s first game. All proceeds will be donated to the Pink Lemonade Project. To participate, RSVP to Karen Shepherd at karens@wrkengrs.com or 360-695-9731.

WRK Engineers is full-service structural engineering company focused on structural engineering and seismic design. Started in 2010 with a single employee, WRK has grown from modest beginnings to a firm of 13 people. The firm has achieved numerous honors including being named a 2013 Hot Firm by Zweig White, recognized as a 100 Fastest Growing Firms by Portland Business Journal in both 2013 & 2014, and having numerous projects honored by the 2014 Vancouver Business Journal’s Top Projects. To learn more, visit www.wrkengrs.com.

Cosmo 7K

Energy Events is teaming up with the Pink Lemonade Project to bring you the Cosmo 7K: it’s not five miles, it’s not five kilometers, it’s lucky number seven! Join other breast cancer survivors, fighters, and their girlfriends for a “happy hour” run (or walk) on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 8, starting at the Fort Vancouver Artillery Barracks, 600 E. Hatheway Rd. Packet pick-up begins at 3:30 and the seven-kilometer run/walk begins at 6 p.m. Since tasty Three Olives Vodka cosmos will be consumed at the finish line, this is a 21-and-over-only event.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Pink Lemonade Project, a nonprofit Vancouver-based organization that educates, empowers, and supports those affected by breast cancer. Visit www.pinklemonadeproject.org or facebook page for more information. Proceeds also benefit the Fort Vancouver National Trust, which works to inspires civic pride and economic vitality through education, preservation, and celebration of our community’s history.

For more information about the Cosmo 7K, visit energyevents.com/cosmo7k, or drop by Sweet Spot Skirts, the event’s sponsor and supporter, at 105 W. 6th St. in downtown Vancouver. You can register on the day of the event starting at 3:30 p.m.

Champagne Bike Ride

OK, so you’ve heard about the Cosmo 7K fundraiser for the Pink Lemonade Project, but what if you’re not a runner? What if you prefer leg-powered speed that includes two wheels, handlebars, and a helmet? In that case, sign up for the All-Ladies Champagne Bike Ride, happening this Sunday, Aug. 9, in Vancouver and again in Bend, Oregon, on Sept. 20.

Last year was the Champagne Bike Ride’s inaugural year, and it was so popular that Energy Events has brought it back for Year Two. Like the Cosmo 7K, proceeds benefit the Pink Lemonade Project, a nonprofit organization that educates, empowers, and supports those affected by breast cancer.

The 30-mile, non-timed ride offers a late morning start at 10 a.m., so that you can still get your beauty sleep before getting on your bike. The ride begins and ends at the historic O.O. Howard House, near Officer’s Row and Fort Vancouver at 750 Anderson St. You can register on the day of the race beginning at 9 a.m.

Cosmo 7K

Energy Events is teaming up with the Pink Lemonade Project to bring you the Cosmo 7K: it’s not five miles, it’s not five kilometers, it’s lucky number seven! Join other breast cancer survivors, fighters, and their girlfriends for a “happy hour” run (or walk) on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 8, starting at the Fort Vancouver Artillery Barracks, 600 E. Hatheway Rd. Packet pick-up begins at 3:30 and the seven-kilometer run/walk begins at 6 p.m. Since tasty Three Olives Vodka cosmos will be consumed at the finish line, this is a 21-and-over-only event.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Pink Lemonade Project, a nonprofit Vancouver-based organization that educates, empowers, and supports those affected by breast cancer. Visit www.pinklemonadeproject.org or facebook page for more information. Proceeds also benefit the Fort Vancouver National Trust, which works to inspires civic pride and economic vitality through education, preservation, and celebration of our community’s history.

For more information about the Cosmo 7K, visit energyevents.com/cosmo7k, or drop by Sweet Spot Skirts, the event’s sponsor and supporter, at 105 W. 6th St. in downtown Vancouver. You can register on the day of the event starting at 3:30 p.m.