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"Pink Out Point Beach" to Help Fight Cancer

Point Beach downtown stays open later, starting today, and donates towards cancer fight

"Pink Out Point Beach" is starting today, which means later hours and a chance to help fight breast cancer.

Many Point Pleasant Beach merchants will be open until 8 p.m. in the downtown area of Arnold and Bay avenues and donating a portion of their proceeds from noon until 8 p.m. to the American Cancer Society.

"Pink Out Point Beach," coordinated by the Point Beach Chamber of Commerce, runs from tonight, (Friday, Oct. 5) through Halloween, Oct. 31. (For more information on the chamber, click on the link just above or call (732) 892-2424.

The "Pink Out" event is a prelude to the 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Point Beach on Oct. 21. For more information about the event, click on this link.

 

Editor's Note: The Chamber is letting our readers know that D. Monaco Designs is spelled incorrectly in the attached flier listing participating businesses.

A Resident October 05, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Must admit...got a chuckle out of watching a woman with arms full of pink balloons (assuming they are part of Pink Out), handing them out.....while smoking a cigarette.
jamie October 05, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Well, that's nothing to chuckle about. Quitting smoking is an extremely difficult thing to do. How do you know she hasn't been trying to quit for years. And if she is handing out pink balloons, she is obviously a good person who is trying to help society....while you are clearly someone with nothing better to do than to "chuckle" and point out flaws in others.
A Resident October 05, 2012 at 05:38 PM
1) you know nothing of my smoking or non-smoking habits. 2) never said she was not a good person, I agree with you she probably is 3) if her smoking habit is that bad that she has to smoke while handing balloons for a cause that is deeply and seriously related to smoking....well, I just can't fathom that. 4) didn't point out a flaw....just made a comment. 5) have a nice day.
Spooner October 05, 2012 at 07:24 PM
'A Resident' opposes people smoking. . .I know he'll quantify that with his politically correct gibberish...do it at home, in your car with the windows closed and no minors in the vehicle stuff, etc. You even violate his space...if you produce a picture of someone smoking in public. This blogger wants to control your behavior, and he will used every tool at his and others disposal to do it...using social embarrassment and/or the law to stop you. The problem is that there are people who are long time smokers...live into their 90's, and don't die of cancer? But 'A Resident' and others can't explain that. . . So I hope that he doesn't consume any alcohol either. . . now that would be the fitting, along with not eating meat...not going to fast food and coffee beverage outlets. . .but we'll never know?
A Resident October 05, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Yup, you got me pegged Spooner. You know exactly what/who you are talking about.
squanto274 October 05, 2012 at 07:47 PM
She may not think its too funny if her cig hit the balloon and popped in her face. I would be not her.
KingNeptune October 05, 2012 at 07:47 PM
People seem to be very selective with their cancers.
Mike Corbally October 05, 2012 at 08:37 PM
I think the pink hydrants and lines look great. Nice job Chamber and American Cancer Society.
Jrzy78 October 05, 2012 at 09:38 PM
I love the whole idea of painting the streets and fire hydrants.
Karen October 06, 2012 at 03:22 AM
The town looks fabulous all decked out in pink for a great cause. The pink lines down Arnold Ave are the greatest!
Warrior Queen October 07, 2012 at 12:49 AM
It's awesome! It's a great cause! Stop taking something positive and turning it into a negative. The pink lines and hydrants are fabulous! I saw leave them, they give the town a special style and swag! Maybe this is the little something the town needs to get it back on the map in a positive way!
WMS826 October 07, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Why does this cancer get so much attention. I cannot for the life of me explain this or understand it. Cops are wearing pink on their uniforms, pink badges, hats etc. Hockey players at Ocean Ice Palace, pink at Lowes and Home Depot, Is this really a cause or a bandwagon to save Ferris Buehler. Who pays to have all this stuff painted pink then back to the original color. Is that road marking of Pink a legal color for motor vehicle law enforcement. Pink lines are not an offical color indicating no passing. Lets grow up America and think before you board the bandwagon. There are a lot of people hurting out there from many many ailments that get nowhere near this attention and fraud.
Iggy S October 08, 2012 at 07:19 PM
Dude, Lighten up!! What bandwagon? Fraud? Maybe because people no more people that have cancer than any other form of illness... Maybe it is a personal thing... especially "Breast Cancer" Maybe they have a Mom, Aunt, Sister, Cousin that had or has this type of disease... Maybe because they do the Breast Walk up at the BW every October. I think it is really cool to see so many come together to help support those in need.
Nick Carraway October 08, 2012 at 07:58 PM
As much as I appreciate the sentiment, I think changing the yellow lines on the roadway to pink is a little too much. It certainly achieves its goal by distracting the driver. The goal of Breast Cancer awareness month is not just to draw attention to breast cancer...it's to get people to donate money to breast cancer research groups. A noble goal, no question, but if you don't have the money, you can't give. My wife's mother and my aunt both died from breast cancer. Driving down Arnold Avenue, with that pink line, just seems to remind me of our losses, re-igniting my grief all over again. There's no avoiding seeing that pink line either, not if you want to drive well. It was a well-intentioned idea, but I look forward to seeing the yellow line become yellow again, and I hope that it stays yellow in the future.
WMS826 October 08, 2012 at 10:58 PM
Hey Iggy Dude, Just Google Komen and fraud to see what you do not know what you are talking about. All charities start out with good intention and all of them turn into a billion dollar business rife with fraud. Follow the money honey....
elle bele October 12, 2012 at 08:35 AM
is this what the world is turning too complaining about good positive stuff are you kidding me! i am a breast cancer survivior and i think it is amazing what komen and avon do for the cause! and there are plenty of wonderful people who do these things for other organizations like for one broadway fights aids all year they have benifits to raise awareness and money! that is just one example! and another one is walk for autism! people who complain always complain about something and always find negative in something! i am proud to be a survivor and i hope that they keep doing these great things to make people aware and bring people together for a great cause! all of them not just breast cancer!!!!!!! it is a truly wonderful thing!!!

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