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Pink Party for breast cancer programs: Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation to host

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The Sixth Annual Pink Party Fundraiser/costume party, hosted by Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation, raises money for Breast Cancer Programs in the Truckee/North Lake Tahoe region. Nearly $110,000 has been raised in the past five years. This yearand#8217;s event will take place at Bar of America, Pacific Crest in Truckee Friday, Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Earlier this year, Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation was chosen to keep the annual Pink Party a major fundraiser event for local breast cancer programs. The Pink Party originated in 2004 when a group of local women, sponsored by LUNA bar, provided rides and clinics to women in the community. The program required money to be raised for the national organization, Breast Cancer Fund. In 2009, the organization became the Tahoe Pink Foundation whose focus was on keeping funds local. Now, Tahoe Forest Health System will host the event.

and#8220;We are extremely honored to have been chosen to be the coordinators of the Pink Party. We plan to make this yearand#8217;s event even more festive and fun, while keeping our main goal in mind and#8212; raising funds that go directly to Tahoe Forest Cancer Center in support of breast cancer patients,and#8221; said Martha Simon, chief development officer at Tahoe Forest Health System. and#8220;The proceeds also fund important breast health awareness and educational programs and services in our community.and#8221;

Get really wacky and wild and sport an outrageously pink costume (no indecent exposure) for the Northstar-at-Tahoe-sponsored costume contest. Winners receive two adult all-day ski lift tickets at Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort. Categories include best male costume and best female costume. Visit http://www.tahoepinkparty.com for information.

The cost for the Pink Party is $25 per person and includes one free drink (beer or wine), light appetizers and live music. VIP tables are available; $200 for a table of four; $300 for a table of six. To purchase a VIP table, call 530-582-6317.

Tickets are on at Wild Cherries Coffeehouse, 11429 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. For more information about how to get involved with the Pink Party, e-mail Simon at msimon@tfhd.com or call 530-582-6277.