Greater Pittston runners, high-heel walkers race for Paint Pittston Pink

Staff reports | October 3rd, 2015 3:10 pm

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.

MORE EVENTS

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.

Participants release pink balloons in memory of loved ones.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_PinkRun_3.jpgParticipants release pink balloons in memory of loved ones. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch
Team Pink Flamingals poses for a photo before the start of the Color Me Pink 5K run/walk on Saturday morning. First row, from left: Mary Jane Dulsky, Gloria Nerbecki. Second row, Cindy Dulsky, Jessica Sims, and Chandra Galliford.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_PinkRun_1.jpgTeam Pink Flamingals poses for a photo before the start of the Color Me Pink 5K run/walk on Saturday morning. First row, from left: Mary Jane Dulsky, Gloria Nerbecki. Second row, Cindy Dulsky, Jessica Sims, and Chandra Galliford. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch
Christal Zermane of Avoca wins the female division of the Color Me Pink 5K run.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_PinkRun_6.jpgChristal Zermane of Avoca wins the female division of the Color Me Pink 5K run. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch
Jay Duffy, left, pulls away from the pack to win the Gentlemen’s Dash on Main Street in Pittston on Saturday morning.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Gentlemen-s-Dash_3.jpgJay Duffy, left, pulls away from the pack to win the Gentlemen’s Dash on Main Street in Pittston on Saturday morning. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch
Sunday Dispatch reporter Nick Wagner, center, stands with other prominent Pittstonians at the starting line of the Gentlemen’s Dash.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Gentlemen-s-Dash_2.jpgSunday Dispatch reporter Nick Wagner, center, stands with other prominent Pittstonians at the starting line of the Gentlemen’s Dash. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

Staff reports

MORE NEXT WEEK

For more photos of Paint Pittston Pink and Nick Wagner’s high-heeled experience, pick up a copy of the Oct. 11 issue of the Sunday Dispatch.

Reach the Sunday Dispatch newsroom at 570-655-1418 or by email at sd@s24530.p831.sites.pressdns.com.

MORE NEXT WEEK

For more photos of Paint Pittston Pink and Nick Wagner’s high-heeled experience, pick up a copy of the Oct. 11 issue of the Sunday Dispatch.


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