TinCaps and Komets help kick off the Vera Bradley Classic
Fort Wayne, Ind. (May 22, 2009) – Mayor Tom Henry will join players and mascots from the Komets and TInCaps to raise awareness for breast cancer.
Turn the Town Pink Mayoral Proclamation
Thursday, May 28
One Summit Square
The official kick off for the Vera Bradley Classic, Turn the Town Pink is a short (20 min) event that recognizes the importance of the Fort Wayne community coming together to support breast cancer research and the work of the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. The public is welcome to attend, pink attire suggested. Representatives from Fort Wayne businesses, Lutheran Health Network, and volunteers will all be in attendance.
Following the event, guests may walk to the Fort Wayne TinCaps game, where the entire team will be wearing pink jerseys in support of the cause. The jerseys will be later auctioned off with the proceeds benefiting the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. Game tickets can be purchased by calling 482-6400 and the first 2,000 guests to call will receive a free Vera Bradley gift. Mention “Vera” when you buy your ticket, and the TinCaps will donate $1 back to the Foundation.
Vera Bradley’s Distribution Center, located off of I-69 near the GM plant will be blushing with color every evening starting tonight as pink lighting will turn the typically gray building into a bright pink. Visit turnthetownpink.org or verabradley.org for more information on all of the local businesses “going pink” to raise funds and awareness.
About the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer: The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer is celebrating its 11th year of funding breast cancer research. With the endowment of a Vera Bradley chair in oncology, Dr. Linda Malkas at the Indiana University Cancer Center and more than $10 million pledged to breast cancer research, the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer is doing its part to eradicate breast cancer. The Foundation receives funding through the sale of Vera Bradley breast cancer awareness designs, special events across the nation and through donations on verabradley.org.