Fri, 2015-10-23 05:00 News Staff
Pink Warrior Angels names Pink Out the Town business winner
By LYNETTE SOWELL
Clear Creek Meadows Apartments was awarded first place in the Pink Warrior Angels’ Pink Out the Town business competition for the month of October, breast cancer awareness month.
On Friday night, the business was given the award during the pregame of Friday night’s football game, also known as “Pink Out Bulldawg Stadium” night.
Julie Moser, who founded Pink Warrior Angels, had designated three judges who visited each of the 15 businesses that participated in the event, also used as a fundraiser for PWA.
Judges were Donna Fredericks, Rachel Ortega and Tiffany Williams.
“These three have been touched by breast cancer through a friend or family member,” said Moser.
Judging was done on a point system of 1-5. Judges were asked to rate decorated businesses in five criteria to include Creativity, Uniqueness, Inspirational, Beautiful and Emotion. The points were then added, then totaled as a whole.
Second and third place winners were Subway located at 214 W. Business 190 and Western Insurance Agency. First Step Day Care on F.M. 116 South received honorable mention.
Amber Franklin, the community manager at Clear Creek Meadows, said she put out a call to apartment staff and residents for the names of friends and family members who have battled breast cancer in the past, or are currently fighting the disease. Each name was written on a pink pinwheel, and dozens of the pinwheels were placed on the front lawn of the complex.
“We chose to participate in this because Greystar Properties is all about giving back to the local community,” Franklin said, adding that a number of the local office staff are also members of Copperas Cove’s Noon Exchange Club.
“We’ve worked with Julie (Moser) for a while on a couple of her projects.”
Also in keeping with the pink-out theme at Clear Creek Meadows, a stack of pink jack-o-lanterns transformed into planters decorating the entry of the office, along with a pair of large bows and a pink ribbon over the entryway.
“My father in Arizona did that for Halloween, so we thought, why not do it for this?” Franklin said. Moser, a breast cancer survivor herself, formed the nonprofit to help support breast cancer in particular because of the long road they face. Her group prepares chemo bags which family and friends of cancer patients can order to be shipped anywhere to a cancer patient.
As part of tomorrow’s Make A Difference Day, Pink Warrior Angels is hosting the inaugural Pink Warrior Dash 5K Run/Walk, which kicks off at 8 a.m. at South Park. Registration for the run/walk is a suggested donation $25, but all other events are free, to include bounce houses, door prizes, make up applications, and wig fittings. There will also be an opportunity for those who wish to donate their hair for wigs for cancer patients. Saturday will also feature a Prettiest in Pink contest, and those who would like to participate should come dressed in their most creative Prettiest in Pink outfit.
For more information about Pink Warrior Angels, contact Julie Moser at (706) 267-9260, through the Pink Warrior Angels website at pinkwarriorangels.org, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.