The Power of Pink at Community Picnic

September 21, 2010

WHAT:           With October marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

BJ’s Wholesale Club in Tampa is hosting a free Pink Picnic for the community featuring local breast cancer survivor Stena Campagna, who will share her battle with the disease. Dr. M. Catherine Lee of Moffitt Cancer Center will discussbreast cancer screening, treatment and research. A Q-and-A session will follow. Rod Carter of WFLA, News Channel 8, will host the event.

BJ’s Vendor Partner, Procter & Gambleâ (P&G), will also host its “Look Good. Feel Good.” experiences to give survivors and guests the opportunity to sample a selection of “Pink Ribbon” products. Guests will participate in a consultation with a P&G beauty expert covering skin, hair and oral care. The experience will give members, breast cancer patients and survivors the opportunity to focus on feeling well on the inside and outside. The Beauty Expert will provide product recommendations, helpful tips, samples and coupons.  

All attendees will receive a complimentary lunch and gift bag containing “Pink Ribbon” products, coupons, and information on BJ’s Charitable Foundation’sâ support of breast cancer research and treatment. The event is open to the public.

WHEN:           11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 4

                      R.S.V.P. by Sept. 27at www.bjsforpink.com, or e-mail lferrario@bjs.com and write “Pink Picnic” in the subject line.

WHERE:        BJ’s Wholesale Club

6290 Commerce Palms Blvd.

Tampa FL 33647

ADDITIONAL

INFORMATION:        Since 2005, BJ’s and its Vendor Partners and members have donated more than $1.3 million to help battle breast cancer. Funds are raised through specially marked “Pink Ribbon” merchandise sold throughout BJ’s 15-state footprint. Every product with the BJ’s Charitable Foundation Pink Ribbon Logo will generate donations to be divided among National Cancer Institute-designated hospitals along the East Coast, including Moffitt. For information, visit www.bjsforpink.com.

About Moffitt Cancer Center:

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center is an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center – a designation that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 14 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report  as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.
 
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