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‘Night at the Hop’ party at Seacrets to benefit ACS

(Oct. 10, 2014) Doctors will diagnose more than 4,500 Maryland women with breast cancer before the end of 2014, and residents locally are doing their part to help fight back through Ocean City’s Pink Ribbon Classic series.

That multi-event continues tonight with a “Night at the Hop” at Seacrets on 49th Street, where the 12th annual Jammin’ Out Cancer takes place.

For $20 at the door, guests will get a free house wine or draft beer, fare from 20 local restaurants, live music from Buddy Holly tribute band Oh Boy, jukebox favorites spun by DJs BK and DJ Bigler, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle from 5-9 p.m.

“It’s a good time. It’s a great way to get out helping the community raise funds [and] helping to end the fight (against breast cancer),” Jammin’ organizer Amy Katz said.

“It’s just one of several events that make up the pink ribbon classic,” she added.

Each October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Pink Ribbon Classic returns to the resort, bringing a series of events that bring attention to the disease while raising money for the American Cancer Society.

Jammin’ Out Cancer is one of almost a dozen fundraising events that make up the series. Other Pink Ribbon events include fishing, golf and mahjong tournaments, scrapbooking gatherings and the Making Strides Walk on the Boardwalk, slated for Saturday, Oct. 18 this year.

Over the years, the series has helped raise more than $2 million for the ACS, Katz said. Last year, around 200 came to Seacrets for Jammin’ Out Cancer, raising more than $10,000 for breast cancer research and programs, she said.

Because Jammin’ coincides with the Endless Summer Cruisin’ car show, Katz decided to make it a sock hop theme again this year.

In addition to music, guests can partake of food donated by around 20 local restaurants, including Barn 34, Tequila Mockingbird, Crab Bag, Mug & Mallet, Southside Deli, Smitty McGee’s and others in the “Taste of Ocean City.”

There will be silent auctions for gift cards from local businesses, including Fager’s Island, OC Wasabi and OC Beach Wax. Some items up for auction include golf packages, wines from the West O Bottle Shop, hour-long massages, hair care products, oil changes from Racetrack Auto and the famous “Wagon of Cheer” filled with supplies to stock a bar.

Guests can also participate in a 50/50 raffle or the traditional “Pluck a Duck” event, in which for $20 they can pick a numbered duck and receive a corresponding bottle of wine or liquor.

“It’s an extremely fun event for an amazing cause,” Katz said. “We are looking forward to another successful event and watching the community come together to help end the fight against breast cancer.”

Purchase tickets in advance for $15 by emailing her at amy-katz@hotmail.com or visiting Wockenfuss Candies in West Ocean City.

Tickets cost $20 at the door tonight.


Pink Ribbon Classic events

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk/Run: Saturday, Oct. 18, Ocean City Boardwalk at the inlet. The 5K run begins at 9 a.m. and walk starts at 9:30 a.m. Pre-register online at www.makingstrideswalk.org/oceancitymd. Advance registration costs $35 for the 5K; the walk is free. Participants will receive a T-shirt. Top finishers and fundraisers receive awards. Contact Beverly Furst at 410-251-8020 or  email beverlyfurst@hotmail.com for more information. Visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/oceancitymd or “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Ocean City, MD” on Facebook.

Pink Ribbon Golf Classic: Friday, Oct. 24 at Ocean City Golf Club in Berlin. Entry fee of $100 per person or $400 for a team of four includes lunch, 18 holes of golf with a cart, dinner and official tournament gift bag. Prizes for the longest drive and closest to the pin contests. Awards for all divisions.

Registration begins at 11 a.m. with lunch served at 11:30 a.m. Scramble format tournament with a noon shotgun start. Three divisions based on handicap and one fun non-competing division. Call Nancy Dofflemyer at 410-251-6555 or email  ewgnancy@aol.com. Please register early.

Mah-Jongg Tourney: Thursday, Oct. 30 at Golden Sands Resort on 109th Street. Registration for reserved seats only begins at 9 a.m. Play begins at 10 a.m. A $30 donation to the American Cancer Society includes continental breakfast, lunch and door prizes as well as the tournament.

First, second and third place finishers receive gift certificates. National Mah-Jongg League rules apply. Raffle tickets for a Pink Ribbon Mah-Jongg set cost $10. Pre-registration is required. Mail checks for $30 payable to the American Cancer Society to Darlene Botts, 11100 Coastal Highway, Unit 201, Ocean City, Md. 21842 before Oct. 25. Contact Botts at dbkatt47@verizon.net or 410-409-7528 for more information. All levels of players welcome.

Brews for Boobs: Every Thursday through Oct. 30 at bars in and around Ocean City. A portion of the proceeds from 7-10 p.m. will go toward the American Cancer Society.

Oct. 2 at De Lazy Lizard Brew Pub on First Street; Oct. 9 at Tall Tales Brewing Company in Parsonsburg; Oct. 16 at 3rd Wave Brewing Company in Delmar, Del.; Oct. 23 at OC Brewing Company on 55th Street; and Oct. 30 at Burley Oak Brewing Company in Berlin. Email teambrewbies@gmail.com for more information.

”Pamper Yourself for Charity” Raffle: Tickets on sale throughout October at A Perfect Face Day Spa in West Ocean City. Raffle package includes restaurant and retail store gift certificates, spa products, hotel stay, clothing and accessories, candy and wine, and many other items, valued at more than $800. Tickets cost $5 each or six for $25.

For more information or to order tickets by mail call Carol Withers at 410-213-9883. Drawing will be Wednesday, Nov. 5 at the spa.

Crop Out Cancer: Friday, Nov. 14 at the Clarion Hotel on 101st Street. Scrapbooking event from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. A $40 donation to the American Cancer Society gets participants a space to scrapbook and use of tools.

Space fills up so participants should call Susan Childs at 443-235-2926 to register as soon as possible or for more information.

Clara Vaughn, Ocean City Todayhttps://www.oceancity.com/OceanCityToday
Clara discovered journalism as a freelance reporter for her hometown newspaper, the Eastern Shore News, in 2008. She spent her summers reporting from the courtroom to the marsh as a general assignment reporter for the News while finishing her undergraduate degree at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. In 2011, she earned a Virginia Press Association Award for her health, science and environment writing package. After a stint in press relations, Clara returned to school, earning a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism in 2012. She traveled overseas and landed as a reporter and copy editor at Ocean City Today in May of 2013.

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