Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Pink Heals Tour

Hot on the "heels" of my "Fight Like a Girl" post from earlier this month, here is another very cool event I couldn't wait to share with readers. Many thanks to Ashton for passing it along!

Via a Raleigh Fire Department email:

On Sunday October 4, 2009, The Pink Heals Tour, formerly The Pink Ribbon Tour, will be appearing in Raleigh during their country wide journey.

The Pink Heals Tour is a nonprofit organization founded in Phoenix, Arizona by firefighter Dave Graybill that drives Pink Fire Trucks across the United States to support women in their fight against cancer and inspire men to get involved. This year’s tour includes three pink fire trucks and the sculpted Ribbon of Hope. It is a unique opportunity to dress in the Tours pink turnout gear and helmets and sign the fire trucks in memory or honor of loved ones.

The Raleigh Fire Department is hosting this year’s event with The Pink Heals Tour to raise cancer awareness at Triangle Towne Center between Dillard’s and Macaroni Grille from the hours of 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm. We extend an invite to your department to be a part of this community event. Please spread the word to your family and friends and come join the fun for this very important cause.

For more information about the Pink Heals Tour visit www.pinkheals.org. We look forward to seeing you there.
The group's goal?Pink Heals: Confidence building activities in a supportive social setting to help young Survivors during the post-treatment transition.Amazing, humbling, and inspiring - all at the same time!

Please feel free to re-post - hope to see some of you there! If you're not local, I hope there's an opportunity for you to experience this in your own area.

You can Become a Fan on facebook, follow on twitter, and shop for really cute merchandise to support the group!

Vegas - Round Two

Remember Round 1? That was bachelorette party style.

Round 2 this past weekend was "couples style", if you will.

Hotel: Mandalay Bay. They pump a smell into Mandalay Bay. Whatever it is, I'd like to buy it... by the gallon!

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Hotel Pool: Beach at Mandalay. 99 degrees F, no humidity!
Dinner #1: 9 Fine Irishmen (at New York, New York). Good, but way too much food went to waste. (Portions are out of control in Vegas dining.)

Show: Ka. If you do anything in Vegas, go see Ka at MGM Grand!

{Image: Ka official site.}

Daily Distraction: Auto Collection at the Imperial.

Dinner #3: VooDoo Steak & Lounge. Kick ass view of the Vegas Strip from the rooftop bar at Rio (That's for you, Ashton!).

Rivals the view from Mix at THE hotel at Mandalay Bay.
A few pics on facebook, mostly of cars from The Auto Collections at the Imperial.

By the way, a lady won $700,000+ on a slot machine at Monte Carlo while we were there. It wasn't this girl. I lost $2.00 on slots - playing a whopping two times. Bummer.

PS: I'm sick now (thank you crappy recycled air on the 5-hour flight home), another bummer.

Ok, someone take me back to Vegas!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Be There!

I mean, what sounds better for a Monday night?

SO pumped that I'll be back from Vegas (leaving Thursday AM out of Charlotte!) in time for this! I haven't been back to the Brewpub since the first time Nick, Adrianne, Joey, and I tried it just after opening, so this is a great reason for me to return. (And give them a chance to recapture me as a customer. The lackluster service, boring food, and scant beverage selection for the non-beer drinker didn't do it for me last time.)

I'm all about a second chance though! (The first few weeks can be awkward for a new establishment with a new staff.)

Here's the map, for anyone who may not be familiar with the area that I drive past multiple times a day. I know, I'm a lucky girl.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Fight Like a Girl

I've always loved that phrase and I think it's perfectly appropriate for the campaign for the fight against breast cancer. I was thrilled when Bomshel came back to mainstream country radio with their newest single, "Fight Like a Girl".

Click here if you can't see the video above!

Here are some ways that you can Fight Like a Girl right now!
PinkFest 2009: Pampering, Friendship, Celebration, Hope
October 4th, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Renaissance Raleigh Hotel at North Hills

Survivor recognition and award at 2:30 To nominate a survivor for the Spirit of Survivorship Award, click here!

Gather your friends, come indulge yourself and celebrate how far we’ve come in battling breast cancer. Eight local spas will be providing massages, nail, hair, skin and make-up services. There will be plenty of drinks and hors d’ oeuvres as well as door prizes and give-aways from participating spas and sponsors.

Funds raised will provide screening, education and treatment programs for uninsured women in our community. Everyone is welcome, but tickets are limited and going fast so get yours now!

Online Ticket Prices: Survivor - $5 | Adult - $10

For more information visit: http://www.komennctriangle.org/events/pinkfest.php

Busy October? Well then how does next Tuesday look?Get a Massage for the Cure at Massage Envy!
September 15th, 2009
All Triangle area Massage Envy locations

Book a one-hour massage for $35.00 and Massage Envy will donate $10 per massage to Komen NC Triangle. Nationally, Massage for the Cure has raised over $800,000 for Komen programs, services and research!

I just booked my appointment for a $35 massage (of which, a very generous $10 donation goes to Komen)... so why not treat yourself, your mom, your sister, your best gal pal... ANYONE for that matter to a little pampering for a great cause?

As the song says: Kick (cancer's) ass, take names.