WAYNE – Pink Flamingo Nite at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne brought the women of Wayne, and some men too, together to talk about a topic that touches nearly everyone – cancer.
Thursday night’s event marked the third annual Pink Flamingo Nite. Initially, ticket sales were going to end a week ago, but extending the sale date meant some surprises for organizers like Kim Dunklau.
“We had about 250 tickets sold then, and decided to extend it a little bit,” Dunklau said. “Maybe people waited too much til the last minute, didn’t know what their plans were, so now we have about 350 tickets sold.”
After a light meal and an opportunity to browse the wares of numerous vendors and grab a glass of wine to help raise funds for the Providence Medical Center Oncology department, attendees flocked to the Our Savior sanctuary for the program.
Door prizes were given away and a quilt was raffled off. There was a best outfit competition and fashion show from Swan’s Apparel. Cancer survivors were recognized, and Pink Flamingo Nite featured two speakers. Betty Heier, of Wayne, shared what her life is like helping to support her husband who is fighting cancer. Next, Jolene Lichty talked about finding humor and faith during her battle with pancreatic cancer.
Pink Flamingo Nite successfully combined being informative about health risks we all face, as well as being a great evening out for women.
“I think it’s important that all women pay attention to all the things, so we have information available for them about breast cancer and yearly exams and that kind of stuff, as well as just a fun night,” Dunklau said.