Tomorrow evening I’m flying up to Oregon for a fun-filled weekend of river rafting, beer tasting, and boob fundraising! I’ll be attending Splash for Pink, a breast cancer fundraiser in Maupin, Oregon.
Maupin is a very small town (population under 500!) located on the Deschutes River, where my uncle Pat (a former rafting guide) lives. I’ve been going on rafting trips up there since I was very young. Last year, when my mom and I found out about Splash for Pink, we were ecstatic: at last, a breast cancer fundraiser that doesn’t involve our feet being brutally murdered by blisters!
Here’s some information about Splash for Pink from their website: “Come support breast cancer research and patients while you enjoy the fun and excitement of the Deschutes River and the fun of Maupin. Splash for Pink will feature 13 mile raft trips, a delicious BBQ lunch, raffle, silent & live auction, a sand & grass volleyball tournament, a kids’ fun area, poker tournament, live music all day and much more! Rafting and volleyball participants will receive a FREE Pink T-shirt. Be sure to stop by all the local businesses with pink balloons outside as they will have special Pink discounts and deals available!”
A free pink t-shirt?! I’M IN.
Mom and I will be joined by my boyfriend Bryce, my mom’s best friend Arlene (another notorious 3-Day participant), my aunt Jackie, my uncle Pat, and hopefully my cousin Justin…oh and of course our trusty rafting dog, Madeline!
Okay, no, the blind diabetic dog is not going rafting with us. But this is her second trip up to Oregon so she’s a seasoned vet when it comes to Maupin.
I’m very excited for this event–hopefully I’ll get to meet some of the organizers. I’m impressed with their ability to create such an enjoyable and buzz-worthy fundraiser.
My blog business cards arrived today (email me if you want an e-card!) so I’ll be bringing some up with me to pass out at Splash for Pink. I have a feeling I’ll meet at least one BRCA+ individual while I’m there.
Bryce and I will be flying back from Oregon on Monday, July 2, so hopefully I’ll be able to post some photos of the event.
Now tell me, dear readers: what’s the best fundraising event (for breast cancer or not) you’ve ever attended?