Kick Up Your Heels
Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Chapel Hill, United States
Please join the Pink Pacers and the Get Heeled 5K Team to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the 2nd annual Kick Up Your Heels event at Southern Season in Chapel Hill. This special evening will be filled with gourmet food and wine tastings, entertainment, and shopping. We are thrilled to tell you that 100% of ticket sales and 10% of all shopping purchases this evening will be donated to UNC Lineberger’s Pediatric Oncology Program, specifically Family Supportive Care Services. We look forward to having you join us for this wonderful evening of friends, food, and giving back.
When & Where
The Pink Pacers
The Pink Pacers Team was formed in 2006 when 2 women came together to walk 39.3 miles in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Anne (a 6-year survivor) and Katy raised $6,000 that first year and have not stopped since. After participating in 5 Avon Walks for Breast Cancer and having raised over $111,000 for the Avon Foundation, the Pink Pacers decided to switch gears and focus their energy closer to home. Today the Pink Pacers have grown into a large group of men, women and children (Jr. Pink Pacers) dedicated to making a difference in their local community.
In 2010 and 2011 the Pink Pacers focus has been with Get REAL & HEEL, an after care program for Breast Cancer survivors. In that time they were able to raise $80,000 through UNC Gymnastics’ Health Fairs, Bridging the Gap Walk in 2010, The Get Heeled 5K in 2011, bake sales and donations. This was a total grassroots effort!
Over the past 6 years, The Pink Pacers raised over $200,000 for Breast Cancer and are thrilled to bring Pediatric Oncology into their family. 100% of the money raised will benefit Family Supportive Care at the UNC Lineberger Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Clinic.
Through volunteering for local running events, organizing health fairs or organizing the Get Heeled 5K, The Pink Pacers hope to make a positive impact in the local community.