In October 2016, a winter storm washed the Pier House Goes Pink fundraiser for Key West Zonta away, and the October 2017 event had to be postponed due to Hurricane Irma.
“We knew we needed to give the community a little more time to heal,” said Key West Zonta President Mechelle Burgohy about the event, rescheduled for this Thursday.
The concert/fashion show is usually held in October to correspond with Breast Cancer Awareness Month and kicks off Zonta’s ABC Walk at Higgs Beach. “The walk didn’t do as well this year as in the past, but we knew money needed to be shifted to hurricane relief,” she said.
The money raised from the events helps local women’s health services, like Zonta’s local heart health initiative, free mammograms for uninsured or underinsured local women, and education projects for Key West High School graduates and Florida Keys Community College nursing students.
Things that haven’t changed: 10 breast cancer survivors will be showcasing local fashions at 6 p.m., and the Prime Movers will be rocking out on the beach until 8:30 p.m. Local fashions will be modeled from Islestyle, Mix Mercantile, Lilly Pulitzer, Peach, Fairvilla, and Isle Style. Isle Style is also providing a makeup artist for the models. “Come wiggle your toes in the sand and watch the sunset,” said Burgohy.
Starting at 8:30 a.m., Pier House’s spa will be offering discounted services with all the proceeds going to the Zonta Club. And, the $10 entrance fee will include all the entertainment and heavy appetizers as well as happy hour prices on drinks, including the Pier House’s signature “Pink Drink.”
In the past, the service group has collected lightly used or new bras to be donated. “If anyone wants to donate them, we will still take them, but it isn’t a project we are pushing this year,” she added.
There will also be a silent auction and door prizes. To make a reservation at the spa to support Key West Zonta Club, call 305-296-4600. The spa services sold out last year, so reservations are recommended, including the appropriate – even in January – pink pedi.
“The Pier House is always happy to help local causes and the opportunity to assist in raising money for Zonta Club is a partnership we truly value,” said Pier House General Manager Joe Dantoni. “Zonta has done a fantastic job raising money for mammograms for local women and advancing breast cancer awareness, and we are excited to support their efforts by ‘thinking pink’ and hosting a great party.”
Pier House Goes Pink
A Key West Zonta Club Fundraiser
Thursday, Jan. 18 starting at 5:30 p.m.
Spa services offered throughout the day
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