WAYNE – The third annual Pink Flamingo Nite is set for Thursday, October 5 held at Our Savior Lutheran Church.
Located at 421 N Pearl Street in Wayne, Pink Flamingo Nite had around 200 attendees the first year and last year was around 320.
Kim Dunklau and Erika Fink are co-organizers of the event as Dunklau talked about what the evening is about.
“An evening for women to get out and spend some time together,” said Dunklau. “An event for them to get some information about cancer awareness, particularly breast cancer.”
Pink Flamingo Nite started when the Women of ELCA were looking for a change in their guest night. Contact was made through Providence Medical Center in search of holding an event about breast cancer awareness. Pac N Save is also a sponsor along with supporting funds provided by Thrivent Financial.
There will be over 18 vendors in attendance as well as door prizes for those who enter.
A light meal will be served between 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. with music provided by the Front Porch Pickers. A cash wine bar will feature $5 per glass of wine with $2 being donated to breast cancer while PMC will talk about awareness information. Aqua Pop will also be in attendance, donating a portion of their proceeds to breast cancer.
Our Savior Lutheran Church has donated around a $1,000 to the PMC oncology department the past two years from the event.
The featured speakers will be Betty Heier, who will speak from the perspective of being a family member and pancreatic cancer survivor Jolene Lichty, according to Fink.
“Because a lot of us has been touched by cancer we wanted to bring in that part of it and have somebody speak about what it’s like to support someone you love through that process,” Fink added. “Then Jolene is going to be the speaker who actually has had pancreatic cancer and kind of her perspective on how she has also dealt with that journey”
The speakers will talk at 7 p.m. as the Style Show, put on by Swans Apparel will conclude the night at 8 p.m.