Downtown Bismarck businesses will be showing their support for cancer during ‘Paint the Town Pink’ on Saturday on October 10th.
‘Paint the Town Pink’ was started several years ago by Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation board member and Lillians owner, Susan Schwieters. Three businesses participated the first year in an effort to give back to the community. Last year’s event had over 20 downtown businesses participating and this year there will be even more!
Participants can begin their day by shopping at participating businesses and end at Broadway Grill & Tavern for a “Paint the Town Pink Party” from 4-6, including appetizers, pink Michelob Ultra and a silent auction. The “Paint the Pink Party” is sponsored by Broadway Grill & Tavern and McQuade Distributing.
Businesses are participating in several ways: making a general donation to the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation; giving a portion of their sales; donating an item that will be used at the Paint the Town Pink Party. For every purchase made at a participating business, each customer will receive one ticket that can be used for drawings at the party. Vivian, the pink fire truck will also be parked downtown, providing opportunities for shoppers to write their messages of hope on the truck.
“We are locally-owned businesses working together to give back to local cancer patients,” said Schwieters. “It is really great to see these downtown businesses come together to support the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation. We put on this event to honor all of the brave and courageous people fighting or who have fought a battle with any form of cancer.”
All donations stay local and help make a difference by providing financial assistance to cancer patients in need. They support programs for the whole person – body, mind and spirit. Money is used to offer patients assistance with transportation, lodging, emotional and spiritual care, massage therapy, survivorship and much more. The Bismarck Cancer Center provides radiation therapy to approximately 600 patients per year.
Mark your calendars, grab some friends and come out and support local businesses while benefiting the patients at the Bismarck Cancer Center!
For more information on this event, please contact Susan at 701-258-5303, 701-214-8370 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For a list of participating businesses, visit bismarckcancercenter.com