I am sure you heard this story a hundred times . . .
A guy grows up in New Hope, PA, moves to California for 16 years to work in the entertainment industry, moves back to the East coast to work for The Howard Stern Show, ends up settling in Doylestown and launches a non-profit to benefit local breast cancer patients in treatment and recovery.
What Is Pine2Pink?
Pine2Pink started from a generous grant made by The Pamela Minford Foundation allowing us to become a full-fledged 501c3.
Personally speaking, I am close to it, as many of us are. Breast cancer took my grandmother away from me before I had a chance to meet her, and then went after my mom in 1999 – but failed miserably! Every founder needs motivation and that was mine.
Fenimore’s Mother and Grandmother
October Happenings in Doylestown
Here is a snap shot of what we are doing the entire month of October 2018:
We are changing Pine St. to Pink St.
We are changing all the exterior lighting in town to Pink:
And we are building an app that will launch our virtual pink ribbon scavenger hunt, where people can participate and find over 150 ribbons hidden throughout town and win amazing prizes… over 100 prizes actually.
If you want to fill your belly while you donate, maybe you would like to check out the cool specialty items available throughout the month of October:
And if exercise or arts and culture are more your thing, we’ve got you covered:
Yoga Class in the Grass
To support Pine2Pink Cornerstone Clubs is joining forces with the Mercer Museum and sponsoring YOGA CLASS IN THE GRASS on Saturday, 9/22, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with Cornerstone instructor Deanna Teufel. For a $30 minimum donation, you can support a great cause, enjoy a terrific class and receive a free admission pass to the Mercer Museum. The class is held on the Mercer Museum lawn. (In the event of rain, the class moves to the gymnasium at Our Lady of Mount Carmel.)
Pre-registration is strongly suggested, by Sept 21. Drop-ins also welcome – checks can be made payable to Pine@ Pink Foundation. Please bring your own mat!
Connect, Help, Volunteer, Donate, Sponsor
So Pine2Pink, in all its cleverness and fun, is squarely focused on getting people to realize the importance of donating directly to support local patients in treatment and recovery to help them become whole again.
We are earmarking this year’s funds for things like cold caps, known to reduce hair loss during chemotherapy, treatment transportation, and coverage of out-of-pocket expenses for patients in needs.
We are looking for corporate sponsors as well as support from the local community, so if you want to participate, please reach out!
5,000 Pine Streets in the U.S.A.
FACT: There are over 5,000 Pine St.’s across the United States. My goal is to change all of them to Pink St.!
I have already met with the Mayor of Santa Cruz California and got a commitment to launch Pine2Pink in Santa Cruz in 2019. So we will be bicoastal and able to help even more people.
And yes, I know Pink, the singer, is from Doylestown. And I know she would be a great person to join Pine2Pink. My plan is to get this year off the ground and show her all the amazing things we did versus approaching her now and talk about what we hope to do. J
You can connect through our social channels and our website.
Keith Fenimore is a local resident, a guy who cares and the co-founder and Executive Director of the Pine2Pink Foundation (501c3), dedicated to local breast cancer patients in treatment and recovery.
**Donations will be accepted through the website or via check made out to Pine2Pink Foundation and mailed to: PO Box 307, Doylestown, PA 18901