Pink, pink and more pink! There were plenty of people thinking PINK at Leventry, IIaschak & Rodkey’s (LI IR) Chimek, Drink and Think – PINK1 wine tasting event on Friday, May 31st at the Richland Township Fire Hall. The event was a fundraiser organized to benefit the patient care services at the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center of Windber Medical Center.
The evening’s festivities created a way for over 250 members of the community to gather together and support the fight against breast cancer. Pink ribbons and carnations were available for the guests to wear in honor of someone they knew who has been affected by breast cancer, a disease that claims the lives of thousands of women every year.
There were three different wineries from three different regions that provided samples of over eight different wines each. The wineries included Walnut Hill Winery, Blairsville, PA, B & L. Wine Cellars, Johnstown, PA and Star Hill Vineyard and Winery, Curwensville, IPA. Food vendors were also set-up in support of the event that included Batter Bake Shop and O’Shea’s Candies, Johnstown, PA and Sandi Ott’s Tastefully Simple, Windber, PA.
The night included live musical entertainment from Johnstown’s very own Walt & Jackie, as well as, a short program that gave a chance for a breast cancer survivor to tell her story and encourage others to take the necessary precautions in order to detect breast cancer as early as possible.
All in all, the event raised over S4,700.00 to donate to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center. LHR is very proud of its’ Caring and Sharing Committee and thanks its members for organizing such a successful event for such a worthy cause. LIIR and its Caring and Sharing Committee thank everyone who helped to support Clink, Drink and Think – PINK!