Project Pink on Flagler Avenue Oct 18-20

 Congratulations to winners of the Bras for TaTas People’s Choice for favorite bras:
 1st Place: Entry #30 “Ribbons of Hope”
 2nd Place: Entry #2 “Red or White?” from Beachside Wine Boutique
 3rd Place: Edgewater Animal Shelters “Save the Puppies”

Thank you so much to Cindy Poole of Beaches Day Spa and Kate Pazman of LoLo’s Boutique in the Shops of the Colony for hosting this event and special thanks to each and everyone who put their creative talents and hearts into decorating bras for this very inspiring event. Submissions and votes raised over $1,100 for local breast cancer charities.

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Project Pink raises money for breast cancer charities with Chili-Cook Off and Bras for TaTas October 18-20, 2013.  This year we have added a 50-50 Poker Walk on Friday, October 18 from 5 to 9pm.  Then come back Saturday for the big day with a Charity Chili Cook-Off from Noon to 5pm with 100% of the proceeds going to breast cancer charities.  We also have a Craft Beer Walk going on at the same time (after all what goes better with Chili than beer?) Stop by the Shops of the Colony and see the Bras on display all designed and donated by local residents and businesses. You help us raise money and awareness by voting for your favorite bra or bidding on one in our silent auction.  Sunday is the awards ceremony in the Shops of the Colony where we will award our Best on the Beach Chili and announce the silent auction winners!

FRIDAY 10/18/2013
5 TO 9M – BREAST CANCER 50/50 POKER WALK
Join us for our first Breast Cancer 50/50 Poker Walk from 5 to 9pm along Flagler Avenue. Sign up at the tent located at the corner of Cooper & Flagler.  The Walk is a $10 donation and includes drink and food specials at over 10 locations along Flagler Avenue.  The best 5 card poker hand will win 50% of the proceeds for this event.  50% will be donated in the winner’s name to the Save The TaTas Foundation.

SATURDAY 10/19/2013
NOON TO 5PM – BRAS FOR TATAS “VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE & SILENT AUCTION
Come to the Shops at the Colony courtyard on Saturday from Noon to 5pm and view the 75+ bras decorated by local residents and merchants for auction.  For a $1 donation to the American Cancer Society you can vote for your favorite bra!  Winner will be announced on Sunday.  Want to help us raise even more money?  Bid on your favorite bra in our silent auction.  Its not to late if you would like to decorate a bra for this event, please contact Cindy at Beaches Day Spa 386-427-7770.
NOON TO 5PM – 5TH ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF
Also from Noon to 5pm is the 5th Annual New Smyrna Beach Chili Cook-Off at inside locations along Flagler Avenue.  100% of your $10 donation for this event will go equally to The Susan G Komen for the Cure and Save the TaTas Foundations.  For your generous donation you will receive 2oz tastes of over 20 homemade chili’s from NSB’s local restaurants. Vote for your favorite in our “Best on the Beach” awards.
NOON TO 5PM  – CARES ENOUGH TO WEAR PINK
New Smyrna Beach Professional Firefighters Local 2271 will also be on hand with their “Cares Enough to Wear Pink” wrapped fire truck parked in front of the Colony. They will be located inside the courtyard serving up their award winning chili (they won last year) and selling their “Cares Enough to Wear Pink” t-shirts.  Proceeds of those sales go to breast cancer charities.

SUNDAY 10/20/2013
2 TO 4PM – BRAS FOR TATAS AUCTION WINNERS & CHILI COOK-OFF AWARDS CEREMONY
Drop by the Shops at the Colony courtyard on Sunday for a last look at the bras and last chance at the silent auction.  Winners and Best on the Beach Chili awards will be presented at 3pm.

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DID YOU KNOW THE FOLLOWING FACTS?

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2013 are:
**About 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
**About 64,640 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
**About 39,620 women will die from breast cancer

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. The chance that breast cancer will be responsible for a woman’s death is about 1 in 36 (about 3%). Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1989, with larger decreases in women younger than 50. These decreases are believed to be the result of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved treatment.

At this time there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.

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