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Think pink, says Aspen’s Komen affiliate

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – Think pink, says the Aspen affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The organization is urging people to participate in Passionately Pink for the Cure. To register for the fundraising program – a simple way for anyone to get involved in the breast cancer movement – go to http://www.passionatelypink.org. Through the program, companies, organizations, social groups and individuals pick a day to wear pink, and each group member donates $5 or more to Komen for the Cure. Groups can select any day or days in October to go “passionately pink.”

By registering, groups will receive a free participation kit that includes ideas and promotional materials for their Passionately Pink day. Groups host their own events and then send the funds to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

In addition, the local affiliate is reminding area residents that, during the current, annual Save Lids to Save Lives campaign, Yoplait will donate 10 cents to Susan G. Komen for the Cure (up to $1.5 million) for each pink Yoplait lid that is collected. Yoplait guarantees a donation of at least $500,000 and the local affiliate will receive a percentage of that donation.

Collection boxes have been placed in schools, area City Markets and hospitals from Aspen to Rifle and Vail. Call Komen Aspen for more information at 920-0250.