My name is Karen Richards (right, above), and I am the Local Leader for the third annual P.ink Day in Denver, Colorado, taking place on October 26, 2018 and Boulder, Colorado for our event there on October 14, 2018.
What is a P.ink Day?
Most breast cancer survivors are told they have two options after a mastectomy: reconstruction or no reconstruction. P.ink (Personal Ink) believes survivors deserve a third option that most aren’t familiar with: tattoos, for scar coverage or scar adornment. One way P.ink makes this option accessible is by mobilizing local communities via P.ink Days: private, annual, curated experiences in which local volunteers connect survivors with experienced artists, who donate their time and provide complimentary tattoos.
I am a 16 year breast cancer survivor, a grateful and honored P.ink tattoo recipient from P.ink Day - Boulder in 2014, the co-leader of P.ink Day - Boulder in 2015, leader of the first P.ink Day - Denver 2016 (and subsequent events in the intervening years) and was recently named Executive Director for Personal Ink - P.ink.
We are looking for donations to help us cover our costs for hosting both events. Between the events we will have 11 brave survivors, the 11 generous artists who are donating a full day of their time to tattoo these women, the women's "hand-holding BFFs", (one of whom will accompany each survivor), and a group of hardworking volunteers from P.ink, Rising Tide Tattoo in Boulder, and All Sacred Tattoo in Denver. About 40-45 people in total.
We want these events to be a super-special, memorable celebrations of life, and closure and for our participants, It should be the way our breast cancer survivors remember the final chapter in their journey to reclaim their relationship with the mirror.
In order to meet those goals, we've gotten pretty far! To complete our vision, we need to cover the following costs:
** Food and drink for the receptions that take place the evenings before the events
**Lunch for the groups at our 2 participating studios, All Sacred and Rising Tide
**Table/Chair rentals for the Studio
**Promotional items, decorations, water and snacks for the crews during the events.
Donations need to be secured by September 30, 2018 in order to make all the final arrangements. It's tight, but I know we can do it!
To learn more about Personal Ink - P.ink and our past events, follow the links below!
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