Have you noticed anything different about the streets in College Park? Could it be a senior prank in light of Edgewater homecoming week? Or did someone accidentally wash their red shirt with their white socks?
In honor of breast cancer awareness month, the College Park Partnership has teamed up with Florida Hospital and the City of Orlando to paint the streets pink as a creative way to raise awareness and money for the Florida Hospital for Women Mammography Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund will provide women without health insurance the opportunity to receive a mammogram and other diagnostic tests. Support the scholarship fund by purchasing a pink flamingo for $10 sold at various locations including the Sunoco gas station. You’ll receive a flamingo to place in your yard and another flamingo will join one of the flocks around College Park. Mayor Buddy Dyer and Commissioner Robert Stuart shared their passion for breast cancer awareness by speaking at the official launch of Pink Out College Park on September 30, 2015. Everyone, with their pink flamingos in hand, surrounded Commissioner Stuart as he proudly stated that instead of being with him at the event his wife was getting her mammogram.
To get residents involved, local restaurants and stores also went pink. Be on the lookout for pink windows and signs. Several restaurants and bakeries, such as K Restaurant, Sugarbuzz Dezert Company, Cookie Cousins and Adriatico will be selling delicious pink deserts throughout the month of October with a portion of the proceeds going toward the scholarship fund. Local retailers, such as The Paper Gallery, Let us Frame It and Magnolias & Vine, will also be donating proceeds from select pink merchandise. For a complete list of participating businesses visit pinkoutcollegepark.com.