Every good thing must come to an end. This was the 10th and final year for the Think Pink cause on Saturday, March 24th from 2 to 6 p.m. Every year this event has taken place at the Commercial Tavern in Maryhill.
This event started several years ago on a Saturday evening when Marg Drexler and cousin Sheri Lorentz were discussing ideas of having a fun time together with family and friends. They hit upon the idea of a ladies afternoon of karaoke with the proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society. Every family has been affected by cancer and this seemed like a good idea and a great cause. When it first started, it was a ladies only afternoon, but through the years has now included other family members.
This year taking the reins with Marg Drexler and Lisa Zettel are several other ladies – Mary Ann Beadin, Steph Green, Joanne Hoehnedel, and Fran Vegh.
Paul Weber, owner of the Commercial Tavern, has very graciously offered his establishment for the event every year. Then the fun began – getting in touch with family, friends and neighbours to pass the word along and promote the event. The rest is history.
This year sixty-five baskets were received for the silent auction, and 25 door prizes were also donated.
It was a fun time for a great cause with donations going to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation which provides financial assistance to help those battling breast cancer. Some of these expenses may involve items such as prosthetic breasts, special bras, wigs, hats and medications. This foundation also helps with the financial aspects of battling cancer so the person can better focus on their personal well-being.