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Pretty in Pink Foundation to host annual fundraiser

Pretty In Pink Foundation is a local nonprofit that provides uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients in North Carolina, with financial assistance for their life-saving medical treatments. It pays for surgeries, chemotherapy administration, and radiation treatments for qualified applicants. Its annual fall fundraiser, Pink Pumps & Bow Ties — An At Home Soiree, is going virtual this year and you are invited. With a significant increase in applications for assistance due to COVID-19, this year’s fundraiser is crucial to help the foundation continue its mission of helping breast cancer patients survive breast cancer. Pretty In Pink is the only charity in North Carolina whose primary mission is to pay for life-saving medical treatment, making payments directly to medical service providers.

“Our goal is to ensure that every breast cancer patient in North Carolina has access to medical treatment regardless of her ability to pay,” said Becky Horn, executive director of Pretty In Pink Foundation. “Generous participation in our online event will help move us closer to that reality.”

This year’s event will be completely virtual and will feature an online auction from Oct. 16-22, with a live stream at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, hosted by WTVD ABC11’s Amber Rupinta. She is a longtime news anchor for ABC in the Raleigh-Durham area whose witty and fun personality have made her a fan favorite in the Triangle for years. She engages more than 21,000 followers on social media, even letting them choose her outfits by vote for special occasions on the air.

Bailey’s Fine Jewelry, the event’s diamond sponsor, has donated a diamond pendant that will go to a lucky winner in the Pink Pumps & Bow Ties Virtual Champagne Diamond Raffle. Tickets to purchase a 1 in 100 chance of winning will be available for $50 each. The winning ticket will be drawn during the live stream.

The online auction will include a new category called “Chests for the Breasts” featuring donated furniture pieces that are both new and have been refurbished. The auction will also have local, handcrafted items in their Artisan’s Corner, autographed books from local authors, bloggers and motivational speakers like Dara Kurtz and Dr. Gary Chapman, home décor items and handbags by Brahmin and Kate Spade to name a few. There are also items for lawn and garden hobbyists, and much more.

Join Pretty In Pink Foundation as it raises money for the cause, while giving shoppers the opportunity to get a jump on their holiday gift shopping. Go to the auction website at www.Handbid.app.link/ppbt20 .

“Our At Home Soiree is a great way to safely participate with friends, family, and co-workers in a fun evening of shopping and laughter, while at the same time supporting these vulnerable citizens in our state,” Horn said.

If you would like more information on Pretty In Pink Foundation, go to www.prettyinpinkfoundation.org and follow Pretty in Pink on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.