We believe PINK is not the color of just one cancer – but the color of PASSION, POWER and LOVE! No one cancer is more devastating than another when it happens to you or someone you love. We are a door to a network of people locally who help those dealing with cancer.
Turn Tulsa Pink – from a Dream to a Movement
It started as a dream Judi Grove, Director had in February, 2011. Judi shared the vision with the Tulsa Community, and within months hundreds of caring Tulsan’s got on the Pink Band Wagon.
Turn Tulsa Pink was named the Best Success Story in Urban Tulsa and the Tulsa Business Journal – raising $46,000 to support 10 different local Tulsa cancer charities that help woman and children. But 2012 proved just how much our community cares! Judi Grove received the Tulsey Award for Civic Entrepreneur and the Entrepreneur of the Year Award and shared it with her hardworking committee. As 2012 came to an end, $99,518 was raised to help the local charities, individuals and their families fighting cancer, and provided scholarships to four young people to attend college– through our annual Putting FORE Pink Golf Tournament.
And in 2013, despite difficulties (and Judi breaking her ankle and foot) we are SO happy to announce that $100,882 was raised by year end! The funds were distributed in this way: $79,200 split between the nine local charities we supported, $12,100 for college scholarships for young people affected by cancer. We helped individual families with funds totaling $7,504. Our net expenses were $2,080 (not covered by income from merchandise donations).
2014 can be even greater! We encourage more businesses, merchants, restaurants, schools and organizations to get on the Pink Band Wagon! Be SURE and check our calendar of events often. And GET INVOLVED!