June 18, 2009 -- The fourth annual Pink Ribbon Round-Up (PRR) is scheduled for October 9-10, 2009, in Cranberry Township, Pa. The PRR is a two-day charity event for breast cancer research featuring a Western-themed gala and horseback ride.
Lexus of North Hills is the venue for the kick-off Western-themed gala on October 9. At $65 per person, the evening will include food, beverages, coffee and dessert bar, live entertainment, a silent auction, Chinese auction and a raffle for a big-screen, high-definition television set with the winner entered into a drawing for a three-year lease on a 2010 Lexus ES350. Mary Robb Jackson, KDKA-TV News general assignment reporter, will serve as honorary chairperson and Stoney Richards of Y-108 FM radio as master of ceremonies.
On October 10 the PRR trail ride will take place in North Park from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The entry fee for riders is $25, plus each participant is asked to raise $100 minimum in donations with prizes being awarded to the top four fund raisers. All registered riders will receive lunch, a T-shirt, gift bags and treats for their horses. Riders who have registered by September 30 and contributed their $100 in support donations will receive a ticket to the Friday evening gala. Riders must bring their own horse.
"In the past three years, we've raised over $105,000 for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Pittsburgh affiliate," said Patricia Hodder, PRR founder and president.
New this year, PRR is participating in the Comprehensive Care Center for Women's "Woman to Woman" campaign to collect bras for distribution to women in Uganda, Africa. People are asked to bring new or gently used bras to the gala or trail ride. Comprehensive Care Center for Women is a division of Compression Management Services, Inc.--a Pittsburgh-based firm providing products for women who have undergone breast surgery.
Register online for the trail ride and gala at pinkribbonroundup.org.