Pink Out for Hope is raising money for those in Cheatham County who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
The local nonprofit has two events coming up in October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month – to raise funds for promising research to help prevent and cure the cancer; to help save lives by increasing awareness; and to give hope to patients who are currently battling this disease through financial support.
The organization’s eighth annual Paint the Town Pink Contest is coming up on Oct. 1.
Register your business for the contest and decorate your storefront by Sunday, Oct. 1. The outside displays showing support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month will be judged by Oct. 15, and a traveling trophy will be awarded on Oct. 19 to the best display in Kingston Springs, Pegram, Ashland City, Pleasant View, and Joelton.
The reigning winner from 2022 in Pegram is the United Community Bank. In 2021, the Town of Kingston Springs won the annual award.
Each year, businesses are judged by the overall theme, originality, and effort of their decorations.
You can see more information and register your business for the contest here.
Registration is also now open for the 11th annual Booby Bolt 5K and Kids 1-mile Fun Run for ages 12 and under.
The 5k fundraiser will be held Saturday, Oct. 7 beginning at Balthrop Park in Pleasant View. The organization provides financial assistance to those in Cheatham County who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Participants in the 5k are encouraged to be creative in choosing their pink attire to complete the timed 3.1 mile walk or run. Participation medals along with age category prizes will be given out. If you register by Sept. 16, you will receive an event t-shirt.
The 5k will cost $40 per runner, or $35 per runner if you register with a group of eight or more. The kids fun run is $20 per child.
Registration and race information can be found here.