PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (Warren County) – Rockefeller Center is not the only place holding a tree lighting event this year. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Norwescap CEED will be lighting a tree outside of their Phillipsburg headquarters – so bright that they plan to turn the sky pink.
The free event is called “Light it Pink” which will take place on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at 350 Marshall Street. The event will feature The Delaware River Women’s Pool League and a special performance from Chris Conley from Saves the Day.
In addition to spreading awareness, Norwescap runs a cancer screening and early detection program that allows people to get cancer screening whether that are insured or uninsured says Mark Valli, CEO of Norwescap.
“We wanted to find a way to get the word out that there are program opportunities available, there’s ways that you can access these services, and there’s a larger community out there to support you,” says Valli.
Members of Norwescap also hope to shed light on those who struggled with breast cancer and their loved ones. “We used this event as an opportunity to let people know that you’re not alone out there, that there’s a community out there so we’re trying to shine a bright pink light if you will, on the issue of cancer and on a community that can support you,” says Valli.
Personalized ribbons are available for $1 and can be hung on the tree outside of Norwescap’s agencies headquarters to show the community’s spirit of hope and pay tribute.
Light It Pink will also feature a raffle and bake sale day-of.
For more information contact Kasia McManamon (908) 328-9797.