Pink gloves event coming up today at Borleske - Etcetera - 9/5/13

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Wear pink, bring it on tonight at 6 at Borleske Stadium and be immortalized in video — for a good cause.

Teammates from J.U.G.S.—Just Us Girls Sharing and the Walla Walla Police Department are filming a video and need at least 300 pink T-shirt-clad volunteers to form a pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness.

Illinois medical supply company Medline Industries sponsors the annual Pink Glove Dance video competition wherein the winning video submission will receive $25,000 for its charity.

J.U.G.S. and the police department want to win the prize for Providence St. Mary Medical Center’s breast cancer patient special needs fund.

Proceeds go toward expenses associated with breast cancer treatments not covered by insurance.

Medline requires that teams donate $2,000 to a non-profit organization that supports breast cancer awareness and treatment.

The police department raised $2,895 for the St. Mary fund. Its fundraiser was a silent auction open to city employees. Walla Walla Valley businesses donated many items for the auction and some contributors made private cash donations.

“The idea for the event began as a way to raise funds needed to enter a video production contest in support of breast cancer awareness,” said Tim Bennett, Police Department public information officer.

The police department and J.U.G.S. sought to raise $1,000 each, and “the amount of money raised and donated to the hospital’s special needs fund far exceeded the minimum required.”

For more details, call Tim at 524-4381.


Hey, get your car washed today/Be in our band/ ... Come on and give us a play/

Car wash/Talking about the car wash yeah

Car wash yeah/Come on y’all and sing it with me/Car wash

— “Car Wash,” Rose Royce

Members of the Walla Walla High School choirs will be slappin’ on the suds during a fundraising car wash from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 14 at O’Reilly Auto Parts, 715 W. Poplar St.

Proceeds go into a scholarship fund that helps students with trips and outfit expenses, said Norb Rossi, director of choirs.

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at annieeveland@wwub.com or afternoons at 526-8313.

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