Nassau County’s First Pink Pumpkin Patch to Raise Funds for Cancer Research
Mineola, NY – In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano invites residents to attend a Glow of Hope Ceremony on October 8th at 6:00 p.m. A brief program, including stories of hope and survival, will take place along with the official “Pink Illumination “of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building’s dome. Beginning earlier in the day at 4:00p.m., Nassau County’s first Pink Pumpkin Patch will open for business, with 100% of proceeds benefiting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
“The Glow of Hope Ceremony serves not only as a tribute to those who have been affected by breast cancer, but also as a reminder for each and every one of us to carry the message of the importance of early detection,” said County Executive Mangano. “Early detection is the key in fighting this disease – not only in October but throughout the entire year.”
County Executive Mangano along with co-sponsors 1 in 9 Hewlett House, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Mercy Hospital and Winthrop University, annually host a Glow of Hope Ceremony to support the ongoing efforts to increase public awareness and the importance of early detection. This event serves not only as a tribute to those who have been affected by breast cancer, but also as a reminder for each and every one of us to carry the message of the importance of early detection.
Nassau County’s Pink Pumpkin Patch will include a sweets and treats sale sponsored by the Chocolate Duck, and an opportunity to join forces with First Company Pink as they raise funds to support lifesaving Breast Cancer Research. All materials and supplies in support of the event have been donated by the Home Depot.
“Visit our Pink Pumpkin Patch and help support lifesaving Breast Cancer Research,” added County Executive Mangano.