Article reprinted with permission by The Parkersburg News & Sentinel
Over $38,000 was raised Friday night at WVU Medicine Camden Clark Foundation’s eighth annual “Pink By Poolside” fundraiser at the Parkersburg Country Club.
The $100 ticket price (per person) funds a free mammogram or related diagnostic testing for an uninsured or underinsured area woman. More than 1,000 mammograms have been provided through the foundation’s Pink Mammogram Fund during the event’s history.
More than 350 tickets were sold, the most ever for “Pink By Poolside,” said Kim Couch, executive director of the WVU Medicine Camden Clark Foundation.
“We are thrilled,” she said, adding area women will receive medical procedures because of Friday’s event.
Sponsors help to pay the costs of the fundraiser.
New this year was a fireworks display by Zambelli Fireworks of Warrendale, Pa. Pink and silver fireworks lit up the sky over Vienna around 8:30 p.m. Friday. The large crowd applauded at the conclusion of the fireworks display.
The caterers provide a magical ingredient to “Pink By Poolside,” Couch said. Providing food this year were the Blennerhassett Hotel, Grand Pointe Conference Center, Parkersburg Country Club, Unity Cafe, Valley Catering and Sodexo-Camden Clark.
During the fundraiser, people danced at Club Pink at the Parkersburg Country Club. This year’s theme was “Let’s Flamingle!”
In connection with the Pink Mammogram Fund, the Pink Cupcake Run will be 2 p.m. Oct. 6 in downtown Parkersburg. To register call 304-424-2200 or go to raceroster.com.