This October, Cypress Creek Café in Wimberley, Texas will be hosting the first ever Pink Fest, a celebration to boost breast cancer awareness, as well as raise funds to be donated to the Austin Affiliate of Susan G Komen for the Cure®.
What began almost thirty years ago as a promise from one sister to another, Komen has become the global leader in the fight against breast cancer, investing more than $1.9 billion in research for a cure to the cancer that affects approximately one out of eight women.
Pink Fest will be held on Saturday, October 22, beginning with Charlie Faye at 3pm. The line up for the rest of the day is: Cari Hutson & Good Company at 4pm, Ruby Dee & The Snake Handlers, 5pm, Thee Unseen Eye, featuring Eve Monsees 6pm, Amanda Cevallos at 7pm, Susan Gibson at 8pm, and closing out the show will be Fat Cracker in the Buzzard Bar at 9pm!
The bands are all local from the Austin area, and are all fronted by women, who are graciously supporting the effort of Cypress Creek Cafe and supporting the Pink Fest by taking the stage and rocking it out.
There will also be a Silent Auction and raffles, with fabulous items up for grabs, including anoriginal oil painting by Greg Glowka, custom jewelry by MoonDance Arts, Two Nights at Creekhaven Inn from Pat & Bill Appleman, Two Nights at Southwind B&B, Weekend Hunt at Storm Ranch and a five course dinner for four, prepared by Cypress Creek Café’s chef in your home. There are still more items coming in that are sure to be as fantastic as these!
Confirmed sponsors of the event are A Studio Z, KDRP RADIO, Rodney Bursiel Photography, Seton Medical Center Hays, Hill Country Current, Texas Hill Country Magazine, Texas Pie Company, Valley Spring Communications, Wimberley Flower Shop, and Wimberley Pharmacy.
If you are interested in sponsoring Pink Fest or donating an item to the Silent Auction, contact Temple Ray at (512) 517-1057.
Tickets are only $10, with half of all ticket sales going to the Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. The Austin Affiliate, which began in 1999 to help spread awareness and offer support, supports a five county region, including Williamson, Travis, Bastrop, Hays, and Caldwell. Early detection is one of the biggest steps to beating breast cancer, and the group works to inform women of the importance of getting mammograms, how often and at what age.
Representatives from Seton Medical Center Hays will be on hand at the event to answer any questions there are about mammograms. They will also be there to sign women up for their mobile mammogram-screening program.
Although Pink Fest is surely to be an awesome night of music and good times with good friends, Cypress Creek Cafe is hoping that the event will provide much needed information to those who need it, as well as help to provide plenty of funds to keep the fight going.
Cypress Creek Cafe will also be participating in ‘Dine Out for the Cure’, a fundraising event benefiting the Austin Affiliate of Susan G Komen for the Cure®. The event, hosted by The Young Professionals for the Cure invite everyone to attend the first ever Dine Out for the Cure® on Thursday, September 8. Cypress Creek Café, along with fifteen other Central Texas restaurants, will be donating a percentage of the their food sales to the Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, which will help to provide free breast cancer screening, treatment and education programs in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties, as well as research for the cures.
For more information regarding Pink Fest or to buy tickets online, visit www.cypresscreekcafe.com. There will also be more information posted as it becomes available, so check back often. Temple Ray, Event Organizer, said that there will be lots of surprises, so don’t be left out! Buy your tickets today and come out, October 22, and do your part to help find a cure!