Yes, a few folks CAN make a very big difference. Again, well-run media got to be a part of this Pink to Drink event with The Dunstan Group, Jones & Hedges Custom Builders, PACE Development Group, Team LIBSTRONG/Drew’s Crew, ROOTS Catering and Cafe, Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Sugar Creek Brewing Company, and Great Wagon Road Distillery.
Everyone loves a party, right? And there was lots to celebrate at this past week’s 24 Foundation Orange Jersey Dinner. This pep rally for top fundraisers wrapped-up with the presentation of one REALLY big check from this spring’s “Pink to Drink” event. The nearly $38,000 check bests last years event, with all proceeds going to the 24 Foundation and their work to fund day-to-day programs and services for cancer patients, survivors, and their families.
In case you missed it, the fourth annual “Pink to Drink” took place simultaneously at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Sugar Creek Brewing Company and Great Wagon Road Distillery, for a one-of-a-kind good time and a great cause. More than 500 cancer-hating, fun-seekers came out to support this year’s event, along with sponsors: Roots Catering, Jones & Hedges Custom Builders, The Dunstan Group, Pace Development Group, well-run media + marketing, and friends.
Since 2014, “Pink to Drink” participants, sponsors and friends have raised tens of thousands of dollars at what is still one of the 24 Foundation’s largest grassroots fundraising events. Team AmWINS, Team LIBSTRONG/Drew’s Crew, Team REEB, and the Cotswold Cougars Cycling Club have grown “Pink to Drink” from a series of house parties over a decade ago, to a must-do event that’s looped in some of Charlotte’s favorite South End breweries, best-loved catering companies, and sought-after sponsors.
“It really is a good time for a great cause,” said Scott Dunstan, owner and president of The Dunstan Group, and a Pink to Drink founding member. “It really shows how a community can come together for the greater good — whether their lives have been touched by cancer or not.”
This year’s 24 Hours of Booty event is Friday and Saturday, July 28-29. More than 1,200 cyclists and walkers will circle Myers Parks’ “Booty Loop” for 24 hours, having raised more than $1.5 million leading up the the event. For more information, check out 24Foundation.org.