5K_Lisa Sands-MinnifieldPut on your fabulous pink heels and come out to support “Pink Heels the Soul” walk on Saturday, April 5 at A New You, Pink Boutique, located at 106 W. Robertson St. which is at the corner of Parsons Ave. and Robertson.

On the morning of the event, registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. Choose to walk the TaTa Strut or take the 5K Bravo Challenge. The registration fee is $35 and the funds will be donated to Lisa’s Pink Petals of Hope Inc., which provides pre/post-surgical garments, breast prosthesis and mastectomy bras to breast cancer patients impacted by financial hardship. A New You, Pink Boutique owner, Carole Poole said, “We are hoping to exceed $5,000, all of which will go to meet the needs of a brave mother, daughter, sister or friend to make their journey a little easier as most individuals even with insurance cannot afford the essential items as co-pay and high deductibles are a struggle.”

Qualified recipients will receive free compassionate and personalized care by a certified mastectomy fitter to regain their symmetry, balance and dignity.

Pre-registration takes place at A New You, Pink Boutique for the walk and is highly suggested to ensure that every participant receives breakfast and freebies donated from local vendors, along with entertainment, refreshments and raffles.

Donations can be made for $5 for a pink ribbon in honor of a loved one. The pink ribbons will be displayed along the path during the day of the event.

Lisa’s Pink Petals of Hope, Inc., a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, started in memory of Lisa Sands-Minnifield, who co-founded A New You, Pink Boutique LLC and lost her battle to breast cancer last April. She was on a mission to improve the lack of information and limited resources available during her journey and created an Angel Closet, accepting barely used mastectomy garments from other survivors to pay it forward to help others regain their symmetry and balance. She hosted a number of fundraisers to purchase new products.

A new Pink Petals Support Group has begun and is held on the second Monday of each month from 6:30-7:45 p.m. There will be educational information shared by doctors and specialists along with planned fun events (i.e. paint sketching, tea parties, makeup tips, etc.). For more information on the walks or the support group, call 661-7465.



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Michelle Colesanti
Michelle has been with the Osprey Observer for almost nine years, and her current position is Assignment Editor. She resides in Bloomingdale with her husband Phil, two sons, Philip and Matthew, and Tigger the cat.