This year’s Splash for Pink was a warm one! It was a little quiet during the day but as soon as it began to cool, the folks started coming out. We raised almost $15,000 for breast cancer care this year. Our goal of 10 years or $100,000 was reached this year which ends our Splash for Pink event. We have raised over $113,000 over the last 8 years. Who would have thought that our little community could pull off such an incredible feat?
What began as a senior project, really became a landmark event for breast cancer care and what a ride it has been! Most of our community has been involved with this event in one way or another. Sponsors, donors, volunteers and all the participants over the years is what really made this a fun event. Though most of us have been affected by breast cancer in many ways through the passing of loved ones, friends family or community members, I am thankful to have been a part of this small legacy.
Central Oregon Community to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Care
Company owners and Chamber Members touched by cancer inspired to host annual benefit
Maupin, OR. – Splash for Pink, an annual breast cancer care benefit, invites Oregonians to kick summer into full gear on June 24th with a fun-filled day of guided white water rafting on the Deschutes River, local barbecue and microbrew, live music, kids’ activities, silent acution and more. Net proceeds from the event will be donated to two Oregon beneficiaries: the Celilo Cancer Center fund at the Mid-Columbia Health Foundation in The Dalles and Sara’s Project at St. Charles Health Foundation in Central Oregon.
Driven to support family members – and all Oregonians – who have been affected by breast cancer, the Maupin Chamber of Commerce and Maupin-based Imperial River Company invite the public to sign up for the festivities, starting with a 13-mile guided rafting trip, all in the name of fighting breast cancer. Guided rafting tours can be booked in advance at www.SplashforPink.com or by calling 541.395.2404.
“Many Maupin Chamber of Commerce members have family members who have suffered from the disease, giving this cause an important place in our hearts,” says Susie Miles, owner of Imperial River Company. Members and supporters of Splash for Pink insist that donating the raised money to local beneficiaries is what makes this event so special. “Celilo Cancer Institute, for example, has been such a wonderful support for our cancer-stricken community members and families. Knowing this money goes there, rather than out of state, is what makes this event awesome!”
Guided rafting tours can be booked for a $69 donation per person (includes a Pink T-shirt) for a 3-hour excursion, trips depart at 10am and 1pm on Saturday, June 24 at the Imperial River Company 304 Bakeoven Rd., Maupin, Ore. 97037. The public is also invited to enjoy a barbecue lunch (for a $10 donation), as well as family-friendly activities throughout the day.
Suitable for adults and children, the benefit is sponsored by Ruger, Widmer Brothers, Olson’s Bicycles in Forest Grove, Bug’s Bad Ass BBQ, and many more companies and individuals.