Though October and breast cancer awareness month is now in the rear view, we don’t think the disease counts time in the same way people do. Pink Ribbon events will continue until November 11 in Ocean City.
The next one, “Jammin’ out cancer,” will be at Seacrets on Friday from 5-8:30 p.m. Admission is a $20 donation to the American Cancer Society collected at the door.
The music is a selection from several decades with The Chest Pains bringing the 80s tunes, Groovement going all 1970s disco and Oh Boy! – A Buddy Holly tribute.
In addition to the music there will be a silent auction including the ever-popular and omnipresent “wagon of cheer” which probably contains everything you think it contains. Carousel Ice Rink and Planet Maze provide items as well as golf packages, jewelry and other items. Nibbles will be provided by Wockenfuss, Greene Turtle, BJ’s, Tequila Mockingbird and others. Raffles include a pink bicycle and the traditional 50-50.
This has been a banner year for the pink ribbon events in Ocean City. Reportedly, the inaugural “Making strides against breast cancer,” 5k run/walk here was one of the highest grossing first-year events in the nation.
“Jammin’ out cancer” is the eight in a series of nine breast-cancer related events taking place in the Ocean City area. The ninth and final one, “Cropping out cancer” is a late-night affair at the Clarion. From early Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday a $40 donation gets participants a crop and access to all available tools.
While this marks the end of this year’s Pink Ribbon campaign, the cause is ongoing and important. A number of events are raising money for cancer research, so even if this one is difficult to attend there will be others coming down the pike.