PAINT GWINNETT PINK


with people RUNNING and WALKING for the chance to make a DIFFERENCE

How Paint Gwinnett Pink Began


Paint Gwinnett Pink was born out of the hearts of two passionate women, Bobbie Menneg, breast cancer survivor and Gwinnett Medical Center's (GMC) Women’s Support Group facilitator, and Jennifer Griffin, GMC's Oncology Community Outreach Navigator. Both women having worked closely with cancer patients, began to realize patients were not only battling breast cancer, but also many other worries associated with a cancer diagnosis.  The two ladies agreed the Gwinnett community could help make a difference and Paint Gwinnett Pink 5K Walk was born!  The proceeds from Paint Gwinnett Pink provide the following:

Funding the latest diagnostic technology for breast cancer.
Providing access to mammograms and surgical consultations.
Patient access to comfort items needed during cancer treatment.


In 2016, in partnership with Susan Oates from Paint Georgia Pink, Inc., the Paint Gwinnett Pink participants, sponsors, and committee held the inaugural event exceeding participant and fundraising goals!  This success is attributed to the funds from this event remain in our own community to assist individuals in need facing a breast cancer diagnosis.

Join us!  Our community is WALKING and RUNNING for the chance to make a difference!

DAY OF EVENT INFORMATION


DAY OF EVENT INFORMATION

Depending on where you are in the registration process, please see below where you need to go upon your arrival at Coolray Field: (Registration area is to the left of the event stage across from parking lot A)

  • If you registered and picked up your t-shirt and bib number (bib number only for runners) on Tuesday evening, then you DO NOT have to check in anywhere upon your arrival.  Survivor Ceremony begins at 7:30 am and Opening Ceremony at 8:25 am.  Vendors will be inside the stadium and ready for business at 7:00 am - bring cash if you want to shop!
  • If you registered online and did not pick up your t-shirt and bib number (bib number only for runners), you will go to the area marked T-shirts.
  • If you are a registered breast cancer survivor and did not pick up on Tuesday evening, you will go to the area marked Pre-registered Survivors.  Breast cancer survivors are asked to meet at the Survivor Tent between 7:00-7:15 in preparation for the Survivor Ceremony.
  • Everyone else that has NOT pre-registered will go to the area marked Registration for day-of event registration. Registration can be paid for in cash or credit card.
Other details:
  • Please DO NOT bring your pets - this IS NOT a pet friendly event, ONLY certified service dogs will be permitted.
  • Guests will park in Lot C
  • Water will be provided
  • Vendors will be inside stadium until noon - Bring cash!
  • Hot Air Balloon in parking lot ($10.00)
  • Kids Activities Bracelet ($5.00)
  • Strollers are permitted; however, pulling children in wagons IS NOT permitted  for safety reasons.

SCHEDULE:

T-SHIRT PICK UP FOR THOSE PRE-REGISTERED AND DAY OF REGISTRATION:  7:00 AM
SURVIVOR CEREMONY:  7:30 AM
OPENING CEREMONY:    8:25 AM
WALK/RUN START:   9:00 AM
AWARDS/CLOSING CEREMONY: 10:15 AM
POST EVENT PARTY WITH JOEY THE DJ:  AFTER AWARDS CEREMONY

FAMILY FUN ACTIVITIES  - 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ATLANTA DREAM CORVETTE SHOW
BALLOON ATLANTA HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE (TETHERERED & WEATHER PERMITTING) $10.00 PER RIDE

HOT DOGS HOT OFF THE GRILL (FOR A DONATION)
SURVIVOR FASHION SHOW (LULAROE APPARELS)
SILENT AUCTION
VENDORS
ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS ($5 FOR KIDS ACTIVITIES BRACELET)
INFLATABLES, STUFFED WITH LOVE ANIMAL WORKSHOP, CRAZY HAIR, FACE PAINTING, GAMES


SUBURBAN HEMATOLOGY-ONCOLOGY'S DR. KEVIN PEACOCK

SHARES WHY HE SUPPORTS PAINT GWINNETT PINK

He's on the front lines in the fight against cancer providing treatment plans and care for many of Gwinnett's breast cancer patients at Gwinnett Medical Center's Center For Cancer Care.

11ALIVE'S TECHEDGE FEATURES GWINNETT MEDICAL CENTER AND PAINT GWINNETT PINK



Dr. Cindy Snyder shared the impact of diagnostic technology on early detection and also shared with metro Atlanta about the 2017 Paint Gwinnett Pink.


Click here to take a look!

11ALIVE'S TECHEDGE            FEATURES               GWINNETT MEDICAL CENTER AND PAINT GWINNETT PINK

WHY IS PAINT GWINNETT PINK IMPORTANT?

2 Perspectives from 1 Special Lady.

Dr. Hutcherson is a physician and a breast cancer survivor. You'll want to hear what she has to say!

REGISTER AS AN INDIVIDUAL, CREATE A TEAM, OR MAKE A DONATION

EVENT DATE: OCTOBER 7, 2017, COOLRAY FIELD

PARTICIPANT TESTIMONIALS


FUNDRAISING TIP #1: REGISTER. TELL YOUR STORY!


To encourage your friends and family to donate, you need to share why you think Paint Gwinnett Pink is important.  Tell that story by setting up your fundraising page.  Here's a great example from Pam Robbins of Pam's Pink Posse Team.

Pam's Posse: The definition of a posse is a group of people who come together for a common goal or who stand up for something together.

Please join Pam's Pink Posse on October 7th as we band together in solidarity for one goal-to support an event that provides much-needed resources for individuals in need who are facing a breast cancer diagnosis.

Click here to read Pam's story.

FUNDRAISING TIP #1:   REGISTER.  TELL YOUR STORY!

FUNDRAISING TIP #2: EMAIL FRIENDS & FAMILY


Here's an example of a brief and to the point email. . .

Dear Friends and Family:

I am so excited to share that I am participating a special event, Paint Gwinnett Pink 5K Walk/Run, that will be making a difference in my community.  I want my involvement to make a reaching impact---that's why I am asking for your support.

To learn more, check out the event website by clicking here.  Please join me in making a difference by making a donation (click here to check out my fundraising page), or by registering as a participant.

The event is on Saturday, October 7th, and my goal is to raise $500!  Thank you for your consideration and I'll keep you posted on how things go!
 
JoAnna

FUNDRAISING TIP #2:  EMAIL FRIENDS & FAMILY

FUNDRAISING TIP #3: SEND REMINDERS AND THANK-YOUS!


FUNDRAISING TIP #3:  SEND REMINDERS AND THANK-YOUS!

Everyone is busy and sometimes need reminders.  Follow-up with a text, email, or phone call to make sure your email was received.  In addition, send thank you notes to individuals who make donations to you or your team. After the event is over, send a note to tell your supporters all about the event!

Check out our progress versus our goals below!


A COMMUNITY WITH THE PASSION AND THE STRENGTH TO LIFT UP OTHERS!

CURRENT PROGRESS VS. GOALS


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Here's a word from L.C. Johnson, Gwinnett Medical Center Board of Directors Member and Paint Gwinnett Pink Advocate

Together, we can make a difference!

L.C. Johnson will be doing a book signing at Paint Gwinnett Pink with 25% of the proceeds going to the event!

1 IN EIGHT WOMEN WILL BE DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER

Have you had your mammogram?

Call Gwinnett Medical Center at 678-312-3444 to schedule your appointment. Gwinnett Medical Center's beautiful imaging centers at the Gwinnett Breast Center in Lawrenceville and Hamilton Mill and the Center for Women’s Diagnostic Imaging in Duluth provide a broad range of state-of-the-art imaging services. Be sure to ask about breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography). Talk to your doctor about these screening guidelines that are recommended by leading national health organizations: -Consider annual mammograms between the age of 40-44, especially if at higher risk or with family history. -Annual mammograms for those between the ages of 45 and 54. -For women 55 and older, annual screening or consider every other year.

Cancer Support Services offered by Gwinnett Medical Center and Community Partners


ATLANTA LEGAL AID

1 - 3 pm, 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month

Free legal aid services to low income persons living with cancer who have civil legal problems who meet the guidelines and priorities. Call 678-312-3100 to register.

WOMEN'S SUPPORT GROUP

6:30 - 7:30 pm, Monthly, 2nd Tuesday

Learn helpful ways to cope and get the emotional support you need from other cancer survivors. You may register by calling 678-312-3100.

ADVANCED CARE PLANNING SEMINAR

Offered quarterly

If you need to learn more about Advance Care Planning and Advanced Directives, this class will be helpful to you. Call 678-312-3100 to register.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

12:20 - 1:30 pm, Monthly, 2nd Tuesday, Cannon United Methodist Church, Snellville

To help families and loved one understand their feelings and the impact cancer has had on their daily lives. Provides tools and encouragement to be the best caregiver possible. Call 678-312-3100 to register.

NUTRITION AND CANCER

6:30 - 7:30 pm, Monthly, 3rd Tuesday

A class for patients receiving cancer treatment by offering general nutrition information about what to eat while undergoing treatment. Call 678-312-3100 to register.

LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER

6:30 - 8:30 pm, Monthly, 4th Monday

Free, hands-on, group workshop dedicated to helping female cancer patients cope with and combat appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Register by calling 678-312-9600.

TWISTED SISTERS YOGA

6 - 7 pm, Mondays

Weekly yoga class for patients in treatment or recovering from breast cancer; family and caregivers are welcome. Call 678-312-3100 to register.

CANCER SURVIVOR CLASS

Offered quarterly

Free, two and a half hour, 2-week workshop designed to help cancer survivors make the transition from active treatment to post treatment care. Must be 21 or older; any cancer diagnosis. Register by calling 678-312-3100.

FRESHSTART SMOKING CESSATION

Call 678-312-5000 to register, offered quarterly

Four-class program created by the American Cancer Society to help you stop smoking.

APPEARANCE SERVICES

9 am - 3 pm, Monday through Wednesday

Private consultations designed to help patients look and feel their best during treatment offering buzz cuts or wig cut and style. Register by calling 678-312-3100.

CLINIC-BASED PALLIATIVE CARE

Tuesdays, 8 am -12 pm, Thursdays, 12 - 4 pm

Palliative care comprehensive treatment to manage discomfort symptoms, and the stress of a serious illness. Call 678-312-3100 to register.

GRUPO DE APOYO EN LA LUCHA CONTRA EL CANCER PARA MUJERES DE HABLA HISPANA

Primer sabado de cada mes, 10 am - 12 pm

Un lugar donde recibir esperanza, sanidad y apoyo por parte de otras companeras sobrevivientes de cancer. Llame al 678-312-3100 para registrarse.

2017 Sponsorship Opportunities


$15000

PRESENTING SPONSOR

  • •Logo or name and “presented by” to appear on T-shirts and event signage, in all advertising, print and social media
  • •Opportunity for company representative to issue official welcome at the walk
  • •Opportunity to provide additional signage and items for placement along event course
  • •Verbal recognition and opportunity to have a representative speak during event awards program
  • •Individual banner display
  • •Framed event poster
  • •15 participant registrations
  • •Vendor table
  • •Company website link
$10000

PLATINUM PLUS SPONSOR

  • •Logo or name to appear on T-shirts and event signage, website and email blasts
  • •Verbal recognition during events program
  • •Individual banner display
  • •Opportunity to present awards to participant winners
  • •12 participant registrations
  • •Vendor table
  • Company website link
$7500

PLATINUM SPONSOR

  • •Logo or name to appear on event signage, website
  • •Verbal recognition during events program
  • •10 participant registrations
  • •Vendor table
  • •Company website link
$5000

GOLD SPONSOR

  • •Logo or name to appear on event signage, website
  • •Verbal recognition during events program
  • •8 participant registrations
  • •Vendor table
  • •Company website link
$2500

SILVER SPONSOR

  • •Logo or name to appear on event signage, website
  • •6 participant registrations
  • •Vendor table
  • •Company website link
$1000

BRONZE SPONSOR

  • •Logo or name to appear on event signage, website
  • •4 participant registrations
  • •Vendor table
  • •Company website link
$500

PINK RIBBON

  • •Logo or name to appear on event signage, website
  • •2 participant registrations
  • •Vendor table

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