A new feature of the Pink Sundial Event on Thursday, October 18 will be 1,000 luminaries lighting the river trail. These Luminaries will consist of a pink ribbon bag containing a battery-operated candle. When it’s illuminated, the shining light in this bag will represent a loved one’s life that has been touched by breast cancer.
Think Pink is using this opportunity as a fundraiser for future Think Pink breast cancer awareness projects and is asking community members for a $10 contribution to put a loved one’s name on a bag. Our goal is to have 1,000 luminary bags lining the Sacramento River Trail from the Dana/Hilltop area down to Turtle Bay.
Community members attending the Pink Sundial Bridge Lighting Ceremony are encouraged to park in the Mall parking lot and walk along the River trail (where the luminaries will be lit). This will not only give people the best view of the luminaries, it will also help with traffic congestion in the Sundial Bridge/Turtle Bay Parking lots.
The luminaries will provide a dramatic visual representation of the many lives touched by breast cancer; and will also honor the survivors as well as family and friends that we’ve lost to the disease. The luminaries are just one more way for Nor Cal Think Pink to raise awareness of how many lives can be saved through early detection.
To honor your loved one by purchasing a luminary: visit any North Valley Bank branch, the Think Pink Store at Tri Counties Bank on Hilltop, Lawncrest Chapel & Memorial Park, Solace Cancer Care or Redding Cancer Treatment Center.
Luminary materials have been sponsored by Lawncrest Chapel & Memorial Park, MD Imaging and Axner Excavating, so all funds raised in this project will go directly back into providing our breast cancer awareness materials to promote saving lives through early detection.
There will be shuttle service to Turtle Bay’ Pink Sundial that evening starting at 5 p.m. from parking lots at the Mount Shasta Mall and Shasta High School. The last shuttle returns from the Pink Sundial at 10 p.m. Some food vendors will sell snacks and beverages at the event.
-from press release