Party In Pink

Organizers prepare for this year’s Pink Heals Tour
Sep. 19, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

To female cancer survivors, a Pink Heals event is a chance to mingle with friends who also have fought the battle.
It offers support for their families and helps make them feel downright special.
And to Danny Baughman, event coordinator and president of the Piedmont chapter of Guardians of the Ribbon, that sums it up perfectly.
“It’s a form of celebration and togetherness for everybody who has been touched by cancer to come together, support one another and mingle,” Baughman said. “It is also a great way to meet a lot of co-survivors and friends.”
This year’s Pink Heals Tour will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will take place in the parking lot of Showplace, 211 E. Commerce Ave., in downtown High Point.
“The tour raises awareness, honor and support for women who battle all kinds of cancer,” Baughman said. “It is a unique way to bring communities together to support, love and honor one another. All of the money raised stays in the community to help less-fortunate cancer patients, so it is a way to create immediate health care in our community.”
The event also is sponsored by the city, High Point Regional and the High Point Fire Department.
Fire department Capt. Denita Lynch said the department supports the tour wholeheartedly.
“We have had members of our department who have been touched by cancer in their lives and the lives of their families. We have lost our brothers and sisters to cancer,” Lynch said. “This is a good cause, and we definitely want to support that cause, our members and their families. You never know when cancer could touch someone in their lives.”
Participants will be able to sign a message of hope on the pink fire engine that will be in the Showplace parking lot.
There will be a Pink Heals parade at 10 a.m. which will include seven pink fire trucks and more than 30 local organizations, clubs and individuals. The parade will start at Main Street, between Grimes Avenue and High Street. 
There will be more than 30 vendors at this year’s event offering food, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, face-painting, and candles and lotions. There will be several food trucks as well. Entertainment will be provided by Jaxon Jill, a classic rock and roll band from the Triad.
The Pink Heals Motorcycle Ride will start at 3 p.m. The cost is $15 per rider and $20 for a rider and passenger. The riders will be going from High Point to the “Rock The Block” event on Fourth Street in Winston-Salem from 4 to 7 p.m.
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