Pink isn't just for the girl's this month! The Amelia Farmers Market will go Pink this Saturday, October 6 with the Pink Ribbon Ladies, a cancer support group in Nassau County. Celebrating October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the annual campaign, breast cancer survivors and charities such as the Pink Ribbon Ladies, organize to increase awareness of the disease and raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. This month is also a prime opportunity to remind women to be breast aware for earlier detection.
Support a local charity, GO PINK!
At the Market, the Pink Ribbon Ladies will sell “Got Pink?” t-shirts and jewelry with the pink ribbon symbol to raise funds for continuing support and education. You can also purchase a Pink Lady cocktail at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation's biscuit bar with sparkling wine, Absolute Vodka and cranberry juice for $2.50 with a $1 donation to the Pink Ribbon Ladies.
The Pink Ribbon Ladies
The Pink Ribbon Ladies help women cope with biopsies, mastectomies, lumpectomies, radiation, chemotherapy, reconstructive surgery, and the list goes on. Started in 2004 on Amelia Island, the ladies share the common goal of education, advocacy and support for a cure for breast cancer and other female cancers. The support group holds informal monthly meetings and participates together in group activities such as the Donna Deegan Breast Cancer Marathon, The American Cancer Society Relay for Life, or the Race for the Cure. Meetings take place at Baptist Hospital Nassau Conference room the second Monday of each month from 6-7:30p.m. For more information call 904-321-2057 or 904-261-2976.
Amelia Farmers Market
Also at the Amelia Farmers Market on October 6 will be Olive My Pickle, Gabriela’s Tamales, Clean Ridge Soaps, and P.C. Fresh Herbs as well as all the regular vendors of the Amelia Farmers Market.
This Saturday, come shop for fresh vegetables, peruse clean soaps and show your support for local boobs. Got pink? Comment on this post to show your support!