CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 7, 2018– Getting together with friends to hear live music and drink beer is more than a good time – it’s a good cause. Last year, Pink Pint Night (PPN) raised more than $50,000. One hundred percent of the money raised supports local uninsured women in need of screening and diagnostic mammography services.
Charlotte Radiology is excited to bring PPN for the 7th year in support of Levine Cancer Institute: Project PINK. This initiative serves over 1,000 local, low-income women each year. With the support of generous sponsors like NoDa Brewing Company, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP and Medinformatix Charlotte Radiology’s goal is to raise over $60,000 at Pink Pint Night this year to provide 400 women with a life-saving screening mammogram.
The Seventh Annual PPN will take place at NoDa Brewing Co. (2921 N. Tryon St.) on Sept. 27 from 4 p.m. until close. The event is free to the public and features a silent auction, live music, food trucks and an exclusive pink brew developed by NoDa Brewing Co.’s Head Brewer, Chad Henderson. No two pink brews have ever been the same. The name and ingredients of this special “NoDable” release are kept confidential until the week of the event.
In addition to all of the anticipated highlights, Charlotte Radiology is adding an exciting new segment to PPN this year – Sweat PINK with Hilliard Studio Method. People are encouraged to come out from 4:15 – 5 pm to the NoDa Brewing Co. lawn for a pre-event workout. Afterwards, enjoy a guilt-free evening of music, food, friends and pink pints. Registration is $30 online at http://bit.ly/sweatpinkhsm and all money will be donated to the cause. BYO Mat!
“Pink Pint Night continues to help us serve women in our community who may not have the opportunity to receive a mammogram,” said Shawna Platé, Charlotte Radiology’s senior project specialist. “Donors like to know that their generosity is making a difference. With Pink Pint Night, we can assure them their dollars are staying local – and saving lives. Our physicians discovered 23 breast cancers last year through Project PINK.”
Early detection saves lives. “Women should get a screening mammogram beginning at age 40 and every year after that,” said Mellisa Wheeler, director of disparities and outreach at Levine Cancer Institute. “And there shouldn’t be any barriers to getting screened for cancer. Project PINK provides essential funds for the health of women in our community who couldn’t afford to be screened otherwise.” Project PINK, launched in 2006, provides free screening and diagnostic services to more than 1,000 uninsured Mecklenburg County women each year.
PPN is free (and no reservation is required), but donations are encouraged. Donations are made through the Atrium Health Foundation and are tax deductible. Guests raising $150 or more (the cost of one Project PINK mammogram) have exclusive VIP benefits at the event:
Two complimentary beers
PPN pint glass
Reserved seating area
VIP bar access
Plus, the VIP to raise the most money will win “Beer for a Year” from NoDa Brewing (a crowler per month for a year). Visit www.CharlotteRadiology.com/PinkPintNight for more on VIP benefits, to make a donation or to create a personal fundraising page. Or, visit the PPN Facebook page. Those who can’t attend the event but wish to make a donation can visit VIP/Donation Page to donate to Project PINK.