Join the Fight Against Breast Cancer and Support Local Organization Pine2Pink in Doylestown

Pine2Pink is a Doylestown-based nonprofit organization that helps local breast cancer patients in a variety of extraordinary ways.

Every October Pine Street in Doylestown is turned into Pink Street and the organization hosts a wide array of fundraising events with help from sponsors, such as the Thompson car dealerships, and volunteers in the local community. The money raised goes directly to help local breast cancer patients in a variety of ways, such as providing funds for treatment transportation and offering an array of integrated services through Unite for HER.

Here are some ways you can lend a hand and help Pine2Pink achieve its goal of helping breast cancer patients in the local community:

  • Take part in Pine2Pink fundraising events, such as the upcoming silent auction where you can bid on a wide array of fabulous items.
  • Buy Pine2Pink-inspired beer at Doylestown Beer Authority. The Pine2Pink beer is a pale ale created by Moss Mill Brewing Company with a portion of sale proceeds going directly to Pine2Pink!
  • Dine and shop at Doylestown businesses and purchase Pine2Pink specialty items, such as the salmon burger at Penn Taproom and the Pine2Pink tote bag at Monkey’s Uncle.
  • Make a $100 donation and receive a Lavazza coffee brewer and six-month supply of coffee.
  • Host a birthday fundraiser or other type of fundraising event to raise money for Pine2Pink.
  • Give a donation directly to the Pine2Pink organization.

Lending a helping hand to Pine2Pink through any of the ways listed above will help local patients in the battle against breast cancer.

Although Pine2Pink started in Doylestown and does an extraordinary amount of work in this community, there’s no stopping this awe-inspiring nonprofit. The organization has already branched out to help individuals in surrounding communities, such as Carversville, Peddler’s Village, and New Hope.

And the organization doesn’t want to stop there! Pine2Pink wants to increase its visibility and positive impact to help breast cancer warriors in towns across the country. The goal is to turn 5,000 Pine Streets across America into Pink Street for the month of October and raise money to help individuals in their fight against breast cancer.

Find out more about Pine2Pink by visiting their website, Facebook, and Instagram pages, and help Pine2Pink assist local patients in the battle against breast cancer.

Lend a Helping Hand to Doylestown Hospital

Doylestown Hospital, our community health facility and part of Doylestown Health, is in need of assistance from the local community. And there are many ways we can lend a hand to help those who are working tirelessly to care for the community.

Doylestown Hospital is currently accepting donations due to the current crisis at hand. There is a critical shortage pertaining to surgical masks and other items. As the facility continues to operate at full capacity, they are in need of the personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure that these extraordinary health professionals are properly protected as they continue to tend to the health needs of the community.

Visit the Doylestown Health Foundation website, which is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports Doylestown Health and Doylestown Hospital. On that page you’ll see the current donation needs in addition to monetary donations (which are accepted at all times). Today, the current medical supply needs include the following:

  • 3M N95 masks, new and unused (preferably small)
  • Surgical masks and procedure masks
  • Goggles
  • Face shields
  • Vinyl gloves
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lysol and Clorox
  • Germicidal wipes
  • Bouffant caps
  • Thermometers (infrared, glass, and digital)
  • Disposable gowns
  • Shoe covers

The facility is also accepting homemade masks and details on these mask can be found online, along with how and when to deliver the medical supplies.

Please consider making a monetary donation or medical supply donation so that our local health professionals can continue to stay safe while they serve the community.

Thank you so much to everyone working at Doylestown Health, and medical professionals everywhere, for being on the front lines of this pandemic and working with the utmost courage, expertise, and dedication in this extremely important role! We appreciate you so much. Please stay well!

 

Tonight: Bucks Heroes Event at Maxwell’s on Main

Head over to Maxwell’s on Main (M.O.M.’s) in Doylestown tonight, Wednesday, February 5, for the Bucks Heroes fundraiser, an event organized to raise money for the Families Behind the Badge Children’s Foundation (FBBCF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

From 5–8 p.m., the upstairs level at M.O.M.’s will be filled with members of the Doylestown community gathering together to raise money for the families of fallen and severely injured first responders from the Greater Philadelphia area and South Jersey. Enjoy drinks, raffles, giveaways, and more as you watch guest bartenders serve up sensational cocktails, all for a great cause: to support the Ben to the Shore Bike Tour that raises money for FBBCF.

Guest bartenders of the evening will include Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub, attorney Mike Parlow, former Bucks County Clerk of Courts Mary Smithson, Bucks County Commissioner Diane Marseglia, and former Philadelphia Phillies player Tommy Greene.

20% of all proceeds from bar sales during the fundraiser will go directly to support the Ben to the Shore Bike Tour and ultimately the FBBCF. In addition, 20% of the proceeds from M.O.M.’s takeout orders throughout the day will also go to the organization.

Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a fun evening out and help to raise money to support the families of those who lost their lives protecting the community!

Musical Entertainment and Fundraising Combine at the CB Save The Music Concert on January 24 and 25

On January 24 and 25, the Central Bucks School District (CBSD) will be presenting the CB Save The Music concert. This annual fundraising event raises money to support the Save The Music Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that identifies schools in need of music program funding and awards funds to these schools to help them keep these programs going.

The CB Save The Music event features live music acts with a central theme. This year’s theme is, “Save The Music 2020: #lisTEN: A Decade in Review.” The presenting sponsor is Cafe Soul, a local nonprofit-themed restaurant that donates to various CBSD programs, including the music program.

This year’s performances will feature music created, revisited, and remembered from 2010 through 2019 and include songs from Bruno Mars, John Legend, Ariana Grande, David Bowie, and Whitney Houston, to name a few. The exciting musical performances will be presented by CBSD music staff, students, alumni, and friends. The CB Save The Music organizers are hoping to exceed last year’s fundraising total of over $35,000 and raise more than $40,000 this year. The proceeds will provide music program funding for a school in Newark, New Jersey.

CB Save the Music orchestra performance

Three performances will take place at Holicong Middle School on the weekend of January 24 and 25 with days/times as follows:

  • Friday, January 24: 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 25: 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 25: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are now on sale online for $8 for students and $15 for adults (plus a small service fee).

CB Save The Music was organized to help raise money locally to contribute to the Save The Music Foundation. The inaugural performance was in 2004 and was the brainchild of three CBSD music educators, including Holicong Middle School band director Joel Chodoroff, Holicong Middle School choir director James Glaser, and Tamanend Middle School choir director Ian Sanchez (at that time the assistant choir director at Holicong). The three are now joined by Holicong Middle School orchestra director Jennifer Repper.

Throughout the following years, CB Save The Music expanded regarding the number of weekend performances held as well as the number of volunteer performers and attendees. What started out as a performance raising just under $500 with voluntary donations by attendees in 2004 grew to the extent it is today, raising over $35,000 last year alone. In fact, all years combined, CB Save The Music has raised almost $200,000 for the Save The Music Foundation!

CB Save the Music stage

“We are very fortunate to work in a district that values the arts as a part of a child’s education,” states co-organizer/Holicong Middle School director of bands Joel Chodoroff. “However, and unfortunately, it is not that way everywhere.”

“The Save The Music Foundation believes that every child should have access to a quality music education, and this concert is our way of helping them work towards that goal,” says Chodoroff.

Tickets for the performances are going fast and are expected to sell out, so you want to order your tickets today!

If you’re unable to attend the CB Save The Music performances but wish to lend a hand, there are a few ways to do so. You can donate directly online via this link. Or, you can attend one of the many dine and donate events happening around town, including the following:

Any questions related to the concert or becoming a sponsor for the event can be directed to Holicong band director Joel Chodoroff via email.  Also, if you wish to find out more about sponsorships, you can visit the sponsorship page on the website.

Whether you’re attending one or more CB Save The Music performances or donating in other ways, this is an excellent opportunity to lend a hand to others to ensure that music stays in the schools and music programs continue to flourish!

Photo credit: Mike Maney

 

 

CB Cares Pumpkinfest Features Creative Pumpkins for a Great Cause

CB Cares Pumpkinfest, an annual family-friendly fundraiser, returns this year on Saturday, October 19, beginning at 4 p.m.

The event will take place at the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works and feature creative pumpkin carvings by 18 talented carvers to benefit the CB Cares Educational Foundation. Attendees will view the extraordinary pumpkin creations crafted by master carvers and marvel at the Youth Pumpkin Gallery filled with pumpkin carvings by National Art Honor Society students from the three Central Bucks School District high schools.

The pumpkins you’ll find in the Main Pumpkin Gallery have some well-known names attached to them, including Jeff Brown of Food Network’s Halloween Wars and Bri Kozior from MasterChef Season 4. You’ll also find Tim, Kieran, and Ronan Petrosky carving to defend their three-year winning streak for the prestigious Malloy Award. Pumpkins for the 2019 CB Cares Pumpkinfest are provided by Trauger’s Family Farm of Kintnersville.

CB Cares Pumpkinfest Credit Mike Maney

In between perusing the pumpkin displays, festival-goers can enjoy the following:

Proceeds from the event will benefit CB Cares Educational Foundation’s programs for students and parents that include innovative learning grants for educators with a focus on STEM, the arts, leadership, career readiness, and student wellness. CB Cares Educational Foundation operates on the mission of promoting resilient and responsible youth.

The cost to attend this fabulous fundraising event is $20 per carload. A rain date of Sunday, October 20, is on the calendar should inclement weather occur.

Show your support for the CB Cares Educational Foundation while enjoying a fun evening out with the entire family!

Photo credit: Mike Maney

Upcoming Pine2Pink Fundraising Events You Won’t Want to Miss

Pine2Pink, Doylestown’s breast cancer organization, is gearing up for a fundraising season like no other. From yoga to cocktail parties, there are many events you can attend to lend a hand to this extraordinary nonprofit. Here’s what’s on the Pine2Pink event calendar for the next few weeks, with one event happening this weekend:

Pine2Pink Yogathon (Sept. 22)

Love yoga for a great cause? Then, don’t miss the Pine2Pink Yogathon from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on Sunday, September 22. The Pine2Pink team will be joining forces with four excellent yoga studios for five different classes on the Mercer Museum lawn. The participating studios include Sun Dog Yoga Studio, Dragonfly Yoga Studio, Bikram Yoga Doylestown and Sally Miller yoga.

Class Schedule:
10–11 a.m. – Sun Dog Yoga Studio / Ashtanga all levels
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. – Dragonfly Yoga Studio / Yoga for Humans
12:30–1:30 p.m. – Bikram Yoga Doylestown / Bikram
1:45–2:45 p.m. – Sally Miller Yoga / Yin Yoga
3–4 p.m. – Sun Dog Yoga Studio / Ashtanga all levels

In addition to these fun and invigorating yoga classes, there will be health and wellness vendors, prizes and gifts at each class, and one free admission to the Mercer Museum for all participants. Best of all, 100% of the proceeds will go to Pine2Pink to benefit local breast cancer patients.

The cost to attend this fabulous fundraising event is a $30 minimum donation for a class or $45 for a full-day pass. Classes will be for all different levels of students. Participants are asked to bring their own mats. Sign up ahead online and get ready for a fantastic day of yoga and fundraising for Pine2Pink.

Pine2Pink Triumph Trivia Night (Sept. 26)

For the beer lovers of the crowd as well as those who love trivia, don’t miss the Pine2Pink Triumph Trivia Night on Thursday, September 26, at Triumph Brewing Company in New Hope at 8 p.m. Enjoy pink-themed trivia, prizes, food, and Triumph beer on a pay-as-you-go basis. And, be sure to sip Triumph amber beer, where $1 of every amber beer sold goes directly to Pine2Pink, which will benefit local breast cancer patients who are in treatment and recovery.

October Donation Pledge – CB West Football Scores

Looking for another way to raise money for Pine2Pink and love CB West football, too? Then, here’s a fundraising option for you! Pledge a specific dollar amount for every point scored by the CB West varsity football team during October and you have a wonderful way to support local breast cancer patients. Donations can be made online through the Pine2Pink site. At the end of the month, the funds will be tallied for a grand total amount going directly to local breast cancer patients. Find all of the finer details online.

Denim Cocktail Gala at Fox & Holly (Oct. 4)

Pine2Pink has joined forces with local department store Fox & Holly who will be hosting the Denim Cocktail Gala on Friday, October 4, from 6–8:30 p.m. Put on your favorite pair of denim paired with a pink or white shirt and enjoy an evening filled with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, music, and swag bags.

The cost is $50 per person and tickets can be purchased online. All proceeds will benefit Pine2Pink and the work they do to help local breast cancer patients.

Turn Up the Pink for Pine2Pink at Carversville Kitchen (Oct. 19)

Pine2Pink is also teaming up with Carversville Kitchen to raise money for those battling breast cancer. Visit Carversville Kitchen on Saturday, October 19, from 11 a.m.–3 p.m., where there will be live music by Franklin The Band and plenty of events for the kids to enjoy! Plus, be sure to enjoy items from the Turn Up the Pink menu as 20% of the proceeds from the sale of these special meals goes to Pine2Pink.

Start marking these excellent fundraising events down on the calendar and show support for this extraordinary local nonprofit organization and the individuals it helps!

Save the Date for the 37th Annual Lydia’s Guild Holiday Shopping Event (Nov. 4–12)

With the unofficial summer season coming to an end, it’s now time to look forward to the fall season and mark special upcoming events on the calendar. One shopping event to make a note of, and be sure to attend, is the 37th Annual Lydia’s Guild Holiday Shopping Event at historic Aldie Mansion, taking place November 4–12.

Lydias Guild Hats

This shopping extravaganza is held every November with more than 95 local artisan vendors showing their extraordinary products and selling these items to Lydia’s Guild attendees. In addition to attending the Lydia’s Guild Holiday Shopping Event for all of your favorite handmade jewelry, holiday decor, food products, clothing, and more, this shopping event is also a great way to help raise money for a local nonprofit organization.

This year, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Manna on Main Street, a nonprofit organization which is committed to ending hunger in the local area by providing food, tending to social service and education needs, and performing community outreach.

Lydias Guild Ornaments

The event hours for this year’s Lydia’s Guild Holiday Shopping Event are as follows:

  • Weekdays: 9:30 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Weekends: 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • November 12 (final day of the event): 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

The cost to attend is $4 per person and this admission fee is good for the entire week of the event!

Bonus: Show this article for $1 off of the admission purchase price!

Don’t miss the opportunity to start (and finish!) your holiday shopping by attending this year’s Lydia’s Guild event at Aldie Mansion. And, be sure to check back to ExploringDoylestown.com for additional information on the specific vendors as the event draws near!

Photos credit: Lydia’s Guild

Explore Doylestown Restaurants During 2019 Visit Bucks County Restaurant Week (April 28–May 4)

Visit Bucks County is once again hosting its popular dining event where participating eateries around Bucks County offer special $25 and $35 prix fixe meals throughout an entire week.

The 2019 Visit Bucks County Restaurant Week will take place Sunday, April 28, through Saturday, May 4, at various restaurants in Bucks County. Doylestown residents and visitors will be happy to note that many Doylestown restaurants will be taking part in the Restaurant Week festivities.

Restaurant Meals Pixabay

Participating Doylestown restaurants  offering the $25 prix fixe menu include the following:

Doylestown eateries which will be offering the $35 prix fixe menu include the following:

Even better than these fabulous deals and specialty menus is the fact that Visit Bucks County will be partnering with the United Way of Bucks County to benefit the Bucks Knocks Out Hunger campaign. Select restaurants will be donating a portion of their Restaurant Week proceeds to the Bucks Knocks Out Hunger Campaign which will provide food to Bucks County food pantries.

Start perusing the list of Doylestown restaurants participating in Visit Bucks County Restaurant Week and see which prix fixe menus pique your interest for dining out April 28 through May 4.

Attend the Harlem Wizards Game and Help Raise Money for CB Cares Educational Foundation on April 6

On Saturday, April 6, enjoy a fun family-friendly evening in Doylestown with a philanthropic twist as the CB Cares All-Stars take on the Harlem Wizards for a great cause.

The basketball game begins at 7 p.m. at the CB West High School gym and features supporters of the CB Cares Educational Foundation on one team and the Harlem Wizards players on the other. This fundraising game will combine skill and laughter all in one exciting basketball game. The doors open at 6 p.m., so be sure to get there early enough to grab the best seats!

Best of all, the proceeds raised from the game that night will go directly to benefit CB Cares Educational Foundation, a local organization which operates on the mission “to serve as a community catalyst in building upon our community’s assets and strengths by engaging, empowering, and linking the various community sectors through programs, resources and activities to create a healthier community- one with positive attitudes, behaviors, and values.”

Purchase your tickets online today for $15 per person ($20 at the door, if tickets remain) and enjoy a fun night out with family and friends to help support this wonderful Central Bucks organization.

Enjoy an Evening Out at the Pink Gala and Help to Raise Money in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Local breast cancer nonprofit organization, Pine2Pink, has announced its next fundraising event, the Pink Gala. The organization and the Knights of Columbus have joined forces to present this extraordinary fundraising event on Saturday, March 16, from 6–11:30 p.m.

The Pink Gala will unfold at the Saint Robert Bellarmine Parish, thanks to the support of the Saint Robert Bellarmine Knights. Tickets are now available for $100 per couple and admission includes a delicious dinner prepared by Chambers 19, an open bar, dancing throughout the night, and more than $100,000 in silent auction items. Some of the silent auction items up for grabs include a private catamaran excursion complete with crew in St. Thomas, a beach house stay in Myrtle Beach, luxurious jewelry and handbags, and even a Scottish getaway!

Best of all, the proceeds raised at this wonderful fundraising event will go directly to benefit local patients battling breast cancer.

Purchase your tickets ASAP for this breast cancer fundraising event, as the Pink Gala is likely to sell out. Can’t make it to the Pink Gala, but still want to show your support for those battling breast cancer in the local area? Donations are being accepted online to support Pine2Pink and this extraordinary cause.