April 2013

FREE YOGA for cancer patients will continue on Wednesday evenings at 5pm and Saturday mornings at 10am.  Please RSVP each week to sallie@jaxinthepink.net or call 372-0029.  This is a courtesy to our instructors who drive quite a distance to provide this free service.

In the Pink will be closed on Saturday, April 6th in order to support a Boy Scout event at Doctor’s Lake.  We will also be closed on April 20th to attend a dragon boat festival in Cocoa Beach.  We really like to be involved in the community and with our survivor groups.  Sometimes we have to close our doors in order to participate and show our support.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

April 1st:  Team Mammoglams and Saltwater Slayers will have dragon boat practice at 6pm.

April 3rd:  Jacksonville Dragon Boat Festival committee meeting at 6:15 pm at In the Pink in Jacksonville Beach.

April 4th:  Team Mammoglams and Saltwater Slayers will have dragon boat practice at 6pm.

April 6th & 7th:  In the Pink and our dragon boat teams will participate in the Boy Scout Riverbase opening on Doctor’s Lake from 9am-4pm.   If you are volunteering for this event, please read the following.  To the left are the directions beginning at the Buckman bridge to Camp Echockotee.  Here’s the link to the registration flyer from the Council site: http://www.nfcscouting.org/document/aquatics-open-house-46-7/121537  Google’s directions are accurate.  The launch ramp is into the small pond area shown just left of the Lodge, ramp is in the corner just south of the dock, though it doesn’t show well in the photo. Its at the S edge of the tree shadow.

April 10th:  Regularly scheduled paddle with all dragon boat team members at 6pm.

April 13th:  Regularly scheduled paddle with all dragon boat team members at 9am.

April 15th:  Paddle with all dragon boat team members at 6pm in preparation for upcoming festival.

April 17th:  Paddle with Cocoa Beach Festival paddlers only at 6pm to assign seats and prepare for the festival.

April 20thCocoa Beach Dragon Boat Festival 9am-4pm!  For anyone interested in participating, please visit http://www.inthepinkdragonboats.com and pay $21.25 through the Paypal button.  This pays for the race registration and a team shirt.  If you prefer, you may also give an employee of In the Pink a check at practice.  This is the inaugural race for Cocoa Beach, so it will be a lot of fun.  This festival is being held at Manatee Sanctuary Park in Cape Canaveral, FL and is very easy to find using Google’s directions.  Please bring your own snacks, lawnchairs, etc.  In the Pink will provide two tents, ice chests, and water.  For those who can stay after the race, we will be having a post-race cookout at Marty & Jeri’s beach house.  What a great way to end the day!  We hope you will stay and enjoy the fun!  For those wanting a hotel, just look for anything in the general vicinity of Cape Canaveral.  It is a small town so nothing will be a very far drive.

April 24th:  Regularly scheduled dragon boat practice at 6pm.

April 25th:  Pink Tie benefit for Susan G. Komen with a pre-concert reception at 6pm.

April 27thRiver City Challenge Kayak Race & Eco-Fest.  In the Pink’s dragon boat teams have been asked to perform an exhibition paddle at this event.  If you are interested in paddling with us, email jeri@jaxinthepink.net or call 372-0029.  This will be a great day of fun on the south bank of the river in downtown Jacksonville.  In the Pink will host a tent for the event.  Please join us for the day and help us let people know about dragon boating and our festival!  For more information about this free event, visit http://www.rivercitychallenge.org.

April 28thOpening of the Beaches Parade at 2pm in Jacksonville Beach.  In the Pink will pull the two dragon boats in the parade to advertise our festival.  Join us by riding in the boats (limited seating), riding along on bikes, or walking.  We will hand out candy to the crowd.  This is always a fun parade!


May 2nd:  Jacksonville Dragon Boat Festival Meeting at 6:15 pm at In the Pink.

May 11th:  First annual “HOPE FLOATS” event at 10am Behind Billy’s Boathouse at Beach Marine.  In the Pink is proud to host this paddling event, where our health care heroes and breast cancer survivors paddle together to celebrate life.  Lunch will be provided following the paddle at Billy’s Boathouse.  Seats are limited.  Mammoglams Team, please RSVP to jeri@jaxinthepink.net.  If you are interested in inviting your favorite doctor, nurse, physical therapist, etc., please email your request to Jeri at jeri@jaxinthepink.net.