PITTSTON — Not even a cold, rainy day could stop the force of Paint Pittston Pink on Saturday.
At 11 a.m., runners and walkers lined up on North Main Street in Pittston to race in the Color Me Pink 5k and Caped CURE-Sader Family Fun Walk, which is part of the
Afterwards, the real fun began. More than a dozen men braved the cold and donned high heels for the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Gentlemen’s Dash in the Tomato Festival Lower Lot along South Main Street.
Participants included Ed Ackerman, John Adonizio, Michael Callahan, Patrick Cosgrove, Jay Duffy, Jarrett Ferentino, Marty Jordan, Russell Keeler, Luke Matthews, Dr. Chris Sanders, Sal Sciandra, Brian Stahl and Sunday Dispatch reporter Nick Wagner.
The winner of the 100-yeard dash earned bragging rights, for sure, but the real winner is Paint Pittston Pink founder Barb Sciandra’s goal to raise funds for breast cancer research. As of Saturday, the dash raised more than $17,000 for the Pennies in Action Fund at the University of Pennsylvania.
Paint Pittston Pink’s second year isn’t over just yet. See below for the continuing schedule of events.
Sunday, Oct. 4
Silent Auction, SBC Beer and Bartolai Wine Tasting event at Callahan’s Cafe, Art on Main and Boden. Basket raffle winners will be drawn at this time.
Wednesday, Oct. 7
Sciandra will give a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) lecture at Wyoming Seminary where she will share her story and help educate the audience about the Pennies in Action fund. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.
Friday, Oct. 9
A Karma Class will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Home Yoga and Barre Studio, 5 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston. All proceeds go to Paint Pittston Pink. To register, call 570-406-6030.