February 2014

Can it really be February already?  What happened to January?  Seems like it flew by!

In the Pink has big news to share!  We are opening our third location…this time in Sarasota, Florida!  Hopefully, we will be ready to open in April, so stay tuned! 

FREE YOGA will continue on Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm and Saturday mornings at 10am at our beach location.  Please RSVP each week as a courtesy to our instructors.  Some of them live far from In the Pink and call in before driving in for their class.  Remember, these classes are FREE to all CANCER patients.  Our yoga is very gentle and can even be provided from the sofa or chair within the yoga room.  Experience is not necessary.  Learning to stretch and breathe are our goals, so that cancer patients can help ease some of their pain or emotional challenges during treatment.  For more information, contact Sallie at sallie@jaxinthepink.net or call 372-0029.

DRAGON BOATING will also continue throughout 2014.  We have teams for everyone ages 14+.  All teams practice together except when we are preparing for a festival.  Practice takes place at 5:45 pm on Monday and Wednesday and 9am on Saturday mornings.  We meet at Beach Marine, directly behind Billy’s Boathouse Grille.  Our breast cancer team is called the Mammoglams.  The other teams are the Saltwater Slayers.  Our teams are also hosting the second annual Jacksonville Dragon Boat Festival at the Jacksonville Landing on September 27, 2014!  Join us and give paddling a try.  We are always glad to see new faces and watch the excitement when people get bit by the dragon!  For more information, contact Marty Millard (one of our coaches) at millardm@comcast.net.  For information on the festival, visit www.jacksonvilledragonboatfestival.com.

In the Pink hosted our very first Introductory MELT Yoga class on January 16th.  It was a great success!   Joyce Savitz of Jacksonville Yoga is the most experienced certified MELT method instructor in Jacksonville, Florida.  With the MELT Method, Joyce teaches you how to quiet your nervous system, enhance body awareness, and re-hydrate connective tissue; bringing your body back to a more ideal state.  With continued practice, Joyce and the MELT method can help you transform how your body looks and feels.  You will enjoy a healthier, pain-free and active lifestyle, for the best solution to living a longer, better life.  For more information on the MELT Method, visit www.jacksonvilleyoga.comThe next MELT class should be in April, so keep checking back for the schedule.

In the Pink is a distributor for Protandim.  What is Protandim?  This is a compound of all natural ingredients that is a Nrf2 Synergizer, which strengthens your own body’s defense against the punishing effects of oxidative stress and aging.  As we age, our daily activities take a toll on our body, not just outwardly, but at the cellular level as well.  This is referred to as oxidative stress.  Oxidative stress is the microscopic damage to our cells caused by free radicals that disrupt normal function.  Protandim induces several antioxidant enzymes, including superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase.  Altogether, the antioxidant enzymes activated by taking one Protandim a day reduces oxidative stress by an average of 40% in a 30-day period.  So, what are you waiting for?  Order your bottle of Protandim today!  To order, visit www.mylifevantage.com/inthepink.  (this will be activated soon)  Until then, just call In the Pink at 904-372-0029.   A 30-day supply is $40 if you become a preferred customer.  It can be mailed directly to your home! If you would like to buy a 30-day supply to try, drop by In the Pink.  The bottle retails for $50.

In the Pink is hoping to be a Creator at One Spark this year, so mark your calendars to attend!  One Spark will take place April 9th-13th downtown.  This is something you do not want to miss!  Learn about all of the creative ideas that are taking place right here in Jacksonville.  Last year was amazing!  Be sure to vote for your favorite idea!  For more information, visit www.beonespark.com.

February 3rd:  Annual meeting for the Mammoglams dragon boat team will take place at In the Pink at 6pm.  Voting for our annual schedule will take place and information about our fundraising for attendance at the International IBCPC Dragon Boat Festival in Sarasota, FL in October will be shared.  All current Mammoglams are encouraged to make this meeting.  All breast cancer survivors who are interested in attending to learn about paddling, you are welcome as well!  We love new paddlers!!  For more information, contact jeri@jaxinthepink.net.

February 11th:  Join us at an In the Pink fundraiser being held at Black Finn Restaurant (Town Center/ 4840 Big Island Drive) from 6-8pm.  No charge to attend.  This event is sponsored by Shades of Pink Magazine and Nerium AD.  Light finger food provided.  RSVP to Trudy Pascucci at 904-631-1662.

February 20th:  Jacksonville University Women’s Basketball Game for breast cancer awareness.  This will be held on the JU campus at Swisher Gymnasium at 5pm.  Free to all breast cancer survivors.

February 21st-22nd:  In the Pink will take part in the 26.2 with Donna Expo at the Prime Osborn Convention Center again this year!  Come down and learn about how you can join our dragon boat teams!  Booth 13…see you there!

February 23rd:  Be sure to cheer on the runners at the 26.2 with Donna Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer!


March 4th:  Annual Ponte Vedra HS Sharks Baseball Team vs. Episcopal HS Breast Cancer Awareness game at 6pm at PVHS Baseball Field.  Get out and show your support.  PVHS won the state championship last year, so this is sure to be another good game!  Proceeds go to In the Pink.

March 10th:  Tacos for Tatas will take place at Taco Lu at 6pm.  Presented by Lululemon & Taco Lu.  Proceeds benefit the Donna Foundation.  More info. to come, so stay tuned!

March 14th-16th:  In the Pink & Pan Am Dragon Boat will host a paddler and coaching clinic for all paddlers.  For more information or to register, visit www.panamdragonboat.com.  Why travel to other clinics, when we are offering it right here at home?  Save $$$

April 9th-13th:  One Spark in downtown Jacksonville.  For more information, visit www.beonespark.com

April 26th:  Jacksonville Association of Firefighters vs. Jax Cats (Jaguars Players) Softball Game.  This is always a fun event…Jackson de Ville always keeps people entertained.  3pm at JU John Sessions Stadium.  For tickets, call 998-9090. 

May 17th:  Kayak Festival at Metropolitan Park.  More to come soon!

September 27th:  2nd Annual Fidelity Investments Jacksonville Dragon Boat Festival at the Jacksonville Landing.  8am-5pm.  Proceeds benefit In the Pink.  Get involved.  Grab 20 friends, co-workers, etc. and form a team now!  For more information, visit www.jacksonvilledragonboatfestival.com