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"Pink Out Point Beach" to Help Fight Cancer

Point Beach downtown stays open later, starting today, and donates towards cancer fight

"Pink Out Point Beach" is starting today, which means later hours and a chance to help fight breast cancer.

Many Point Pleasant Beach merchants will be open until 8 p.m. in the downtown area of Arnold and Bay avenues and donating a portion of their proceeds from noon until 8 p.m. to the American Cancer Society.

"Pink Out Point Beach," coordinated by the Point Beach Chamber of Commerce, runs from tonight, (Friday, Oct. 5) through Halloween, Oct. 31. (For more information on the chamber, click on the link just above or call (732) 892-2424.

The "Pink Out" event is a prelude to the 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Point Beach on Oct. 21. For more information about the event, click on this link.

 

Editor's Note: The Chamber is letting our readers know that D. Monaco Designs is spelled incorrectly in the attached flier listing participating businesses.

WMS826 October 07, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Why does this cancer get so much attention. I cannot for the life of me explain this or understand it. Cops are wearing pink on their uniforms, pink badges, hats etc. Hockey players at Ocean Ice Palace, pink at Lowes and Home Depot, Is this really a cause or a bandwagon to save Ferris Buehler. Who pays to have all this stuff painted pink then back to the original color. Is that road marking of Pink a legal color for motor vehicle law enforcement. Pink lines are not an offical color indicating no passing. Lets grow up America and think before you board the bandwagon. There are a lot of people hurting out there from many many ailments that get nowhere near this attention and fraud.
Iggy S October 08, 2012 at 07:19 PM
Dude, Lighten up!! What bandwagon? Fraud? Maybe because people no more people that have cancer than any other form of illness... Maybe it is a personal thing... especially "Breast Cancer" Maybe they have a Mom, Aunt, Sister, Cousin that had or has this type of disease... Maybe because they do the Breast Walk up at the BW every October. I think it is really cool to see so many come together to help support those in need.
Nick Carraway October 08, 2012 at 07:58 PM
As much as I appreciate the sentiment, I think changing the yellow lines on the roadway to pink is a little too much. It certainly achieves its goal by distracting the driver. The goal of Breast Cancer awareness month is not just to draw attention to breast cancer...it's to get people to donate money to breast cancer research groups. A noble goal, no question, but if you don't have the money, you can't give. My wife's mother and my aunt both died from breast cancer. Driving down Arnold Avenue, with that pink line, just seems to remind me of our losses, re-igniting my grief all over again. There's no avoiding seeing that pink line either, not if you want to drive well. It was a well-intentioned idea, but I look forward to seeing the yellow line become yellow again, and I hope that it stays yellow in the future.
WMS826 October 08, 2012 at 10:58 PM
Hey Iggy Dude, Just Google Komen and fraud to see what you do not know what you are talking about. All charities start out with good intention and all of them turn into a billion dollar business rife with fraud. Follow the money honey....
elle bele October 12, 2012 at 08:35 AM
is this what the world is turning too complaining about good positive stuff are you kidding me! i am a breast cancer survivior and i think it is amazing what komen and avon do for the cause! and there are plenty of wonderful people who do these things for other organizations like for one broadway fights aids all year they have benifits to raise awareness and money! that is just one example! and another one is walk for autism! people who complain always complain about something and always find negative in something! i am proud to be a survivor and i hope that they keep doing these great things to make people aware and bring people together for a great cause! all of them not just breast cancer!!!!!!! it is a truly wonderful thing!!!

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