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Pink Party Fundraiser proceeds slated for breast health programs

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Sun file photoThe Seventh Annual Pink Party Fundraiser for local breast cancer programs will pack in the pink at Bar of America Oct. 21.

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The 7th Annual Truckee Pink Party Fundraiser coined and#8220;The Best Pre-Halloween Costume Partyand#8221; in town is hosted by Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation to raise money for local breast cancer patients. Festivities start at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 at Bar of America, Pacific Crest in Downtown Truckee.

Over the years a major highlight of the Truckee Pink Party is the outrageously wild pink costumes guests sport in honor of their support for local breast cancer patients and programs. Prizes are given to the best male and female contestants, assuming judges can tell them apart, at the costume contest.

Tickets for the Pink Party cost $25 per person in advance and $35 at the door. Cost includes one free drink (beer or wine), light appetizers and live music by Truckeeand#8217;s own Emily Tessmer Band thatand#8217;s ready to get the crowd dancing and partying for a great cause. VIP tables are available at $400 for a table of four; $600 for a table of six and include a bottle of champagne, VIP goodie bags and one drink ticket for each guest. The evening also includes live and silent auctions. To purchase tickets or a VIP table, call 530-582-6271 or visit http://www.truckeepinkparty.com.

and#8220;Each year the Pink Party fundraiser gets bigger, better and and#8216;pinkerand#8217; thanks to the continued support and participation of our community members and local businesses like Bar of America,and#8221; said Martha Simon, chief development officer at Tahoe Forest Health System. and#8220;All the proceeds go directly to Tahoe Forest Cancer Center to benefit local cancer patients. Come join us and#8230; and be certain to wear some, if not all, pink.and#8221;

The Pink Party originated in 2004 when a group of local women was sponsored by LUNA bar to provide rides and clinics to other 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. In 2010, Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation was chosen to keep the annual Pink Party as a major fundraiser event for local breast cancer programs. Now, Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation hosts this community event with proceeds benefiting all local breast cancer patients.

For more information about how to get involved with the Annual Truckee Pink Party contact Carey Hood donor development/special events coordinator at Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation at chood.@tfhd.com or call 530-582-6271.

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For more information about Tahoe Forest Health System, visit http://www.tfhd.com.

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