October 2012

This month we celebrate awareness for LIVER CANCER and BREAST CANCER

IN THE PINK AT THE BEACH WILL BE CLOSED ON TWO SATURDAY’S THIS MONTH TO SUPPORT LOCAL EVENTS!  WE WILL BE CLOSED ON OCTOBER 13TH AND OCTOBER 20TH.  PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES FOR THE INCONVENIENCE!

MEDITATION CLASSES ARE CANCELLED FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER.  THEY WILL RESUME SOON.

YOGA CLASSES continue to be offered for free to our cancer patients.  Our Wednesday evening class has changed the time to 5:00 pm.  Saturday mornings remains the same at 10:00 am.  PLEASE RSVP  for each week as a courtesy to the instructor.  Our instructors drive quite a distance to provide these classes (for free!).  Call 372-0029 or email sallie@jaxinthepink.net each week to RSVP.  Reserve your spot!

DRAGON BOATING IS IN FULL SWING!   If you haven’t yet come out for a practice, you really should try it!  We have three teams…one all breast cancer survivor team called the MAMMOGLAMS, a mixed (co-ed) competitive team called the FIRE DRAGONS and an all-woman recreational team called CHIX WITH STIX Most people on the teams have no experience with dragon boat racing.  The beauty of this sport is that it is for everyone, regardless of your athletic ability or size.  It is a great cardio workout.  We offer practice three times weekly, to allow everyone to make at least one practice.  Practices are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm and on Saturday mornings at 8:00 am.  Each session lasts about 1.5 hours.  Our teams will attend their first competition on October 20th at Disney in Orlando!  If you are interested in learning more about our teams, please contact Joe Longobardi at longoj@msn.com or Jeri Millard at jeri@jaxinthepink.net.  For those people on the teams, please RSVP weekly which sessions you will attend.  For more info, visit www.inthepinkdragonboats.com.  We are still looking for sponsors for our teams and the boats!!

Brighton Jewelry is donating a portion of the sales of their 2012 Breast Cancer bracelet to In the Pink.  Throughout the month of October, In the Pink will join the staff at Brighton at the Town Centre.  Please stop by and see us on October 5th from 1:00-3:00 pm, October 10th from 1:00-3:00 pm, and October 17th from 1:00-3:00 pm.  If you can’t stop by on any of those dates, just visit the Brighton Store at the Town Centre and buy your bracelet.  OR buy it on-line at the link on the right side of this page!   Thank you, Brighton, for giving back to local charities!!

October 5th:  Pink Carpet Event with Donna at the Florida Theater AT 7:30 PM.  Visit www.thedonnafoundation.com for more information.

October 6th:  8am-12:30 pm. Don’t miss the FREE Pink Ribbon Symposium at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.  Guest speaker is Olympic Ice Skating Champion, Peggy Fleming.  Pre-registration is encouraged at www.pinkribbonsymposium.org.

October 6th:  12:00 pm- 8:00 pm.  5th annual BOOBSAPALOOZA at Lynch’s Irish Pub in Jacksonville Beach.  More info to come.

October 12th:  Upbeat Pink celebrates breast cancer survivors!  This is a fabulous FREE concert held each year at the UNF Lazzara Hall sponsored by Mayo Clinic.  7:00 pm.

October 13th:  2nd Annual YOGA IN THE PARK  at the Jacksonville Beach Seawalk Pavilion from 8am-4pm!  Join us for this celebration of survivorship for all cancers.  Enjoy vendors, entertainment, yoga, meditation, pilates, and more!  Free to the public.  VIP seating available for a tax-deductible donation of $20.  Don’t miss our special guest, Yogi Amrit Desai, as he shares with us ways to rid ourselves of the stress associated with disease.  You can purchase VIP tickets now at In the Pink or on-line at www.yogainthepark4cancer.comIf you are interested in becoming a sponsor or vendor, please call Jeri at 904-372-0029.

October 19th:  The Jacksonville Bullies Lacrosse team has cancelled their game for this date. 

October 20th:  Dragon Boat Race at Disney!  In the Pink will be closed for the weekend in order to participate!  Sorry for the inconvenience.

 

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