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Event honors women battling cancer

By chirst
Oct. 10, 2012 at 5:10 a.m.


Tickled Pink

WHEN: 11 a.m., Friday

WHERE: DeLeon Plaza

WHY: To honor cancer survivors

COST: Free, but raffle tickets benefiting the Guardians of the Ribbon will be available for $10

To honor women battling cancer, First Victoria and Touch of Class Limousine are co-hosting Tickled Pink on Fun Day Friday.

Ten cancer survivors and those battling cancer, nominated by the community and chosen by a committee, will spend the day in luxury, said Lisa Kristynik, a branch manager for First Victoria.

Kristynik said they had about 15 nominations, so it was difficult for the committee to chose the winning 10.

"It was real hard - there was no science to it," Kristynik said. "It was just reading them and seeing what they have been through and where they are now. And we just picked the top 10 who we felt touched us, but they are all deserving."

The women will be picked up by a limousine at 8 a.m. Friday and taken to Hair Dimensions for a free hair and makeup. Next, they will head to DeLeon Plaza for the ceremony and to sign the Pink Firetruck of the Guardians of the Ribbon.

After the ceremony, the women will go, via limo, to Sky Restaurant for lunch and then to The Nail Spa for free manicures and pedicures.

At their last event, Clay Crockett and the Shot Gun Riders get Tickled Pink. Kristynik said they raised about $4,000 for the Guardians of the Ribbon.

She said she is impressed by the support by the community, with more than 50 businesses participating in Tickled Pink.

A raffle will also be available at the Friday's ceremony, with all raffle proceeds benefit the Guardians of the Ribbon, an organization that keeps all money local for those battling cancer in the Crossroads.

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