Giving Hope to Fighters, One Pumpkin at a Time
By working under the CRCF, our fund operates as a 501C3 charitable fundraiser.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
Past Events 2020
Covid may interrupt our normal activities, but it can’t stop us from blessing our fighters and survivors!!
Here are just a few beautiful masked ladies (that allowed their picture to be taken) picking up their pretty pink poinsettias that we purchased from Pleasant Valley Greenhouse and Nursery!
The ladies signed up to receive one and then went and picked it up.
Thank you so much to Dan Spring who goes ABOVE and BEYOND to let these ladies how much they are loved and missed!! Even though we can’t be there in person, Dan is the best liaison to represent PPP!! Thanks to Dan Evans for all the help he provides to get us whatever we need!
2020 Tree of Hope
This year, due to the pandemic, the lighting ceremony for the our Tree of Hope was not able to be held not. However, ornaments containing names of fighters and survivors of breast cancer were provided and were been placed on the tree.
Per the Olean Times Herald:
OLEAN — Lynn Anzivine was saddened when she realized that it wouldn’t be safe to hold the annual Tree of Hope lighting ceremony to honor Pink Pumpkin Project survivors and fighters.
But volunteers with the organization have found a way to honor people who defeated breast cancer or are fighting the disease with the tree this year in Lincoln Park.
“Everyone was very, very sad because two of the things we really look forward to most are the celebrations as it really gives the fighters and survivors a chance to be recognized by members of our community,” Anzivine said. “That night is really all about them. The other is of the Tree of Hope because all of the community is able to get together around the tree and sing songs remembering those who received their heavenly healing, while acknowledging the fighters and survivors.”
This year, due to covid and keeping everyone safe, our run/walk was 100% virtual.
We had over 200 participants that were in various states! With such amazing support, we raised almost $10k
Thank you to our 2020 5K Virtual Run/Walk sponsors:
The Janice Randall Agency
Zonta Club of Olean
MJ Painting Contractor Corporation
Olean General Hospital
Your generosity and support and very much appreciated!!
PPP Gives a Treat
Even though we are unable to have the small get-togethers for our fighters/survivors, we are still finding ways to “treat” them special💕
This weekend they were able to go to HiHo and have something yummy on PPP!
Thank you to Peggy and her amazing staff for making these ladies feel extra special!!
Thank you, Jesus for watching over our fighters, survivors, remembering those that received their heavenly healing and for continuing to bless our project!
This was May’s event since we had to improvise for covid. Our normal May High Tea was not to be, but we thought outside the box, worked with Pleasant Valley Greenhouse & Nursery and any lady that signed up (with masks), could go pick up their very own beautiful hanging baskets!
2020 PPP Laurie Anzivine Memorial Scholarship Fund Playday & Cattaraugus Gives
Today, on the day of Cattaraugus Gives, we are presenting the Pink Pumpkin Project a check for $4,375.00 from the proceeds of the 2020 PPP Laurie Anzivine Memorial Scholarship Fund Playday held back in October at the Olean Girls Softball Complex.
Thank you to all our teams, visiting teams and families for your help in raising this money for this cause that is near and dear to our hearts 💕
Scholarship Applications Begin Feb. 1
The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior from any high school in Cattaraugus County as first preference or any high school in the surrounding community, defined as those within a 30 to 40 mile radius of Olean, NY, including Pennsylvania..... learn more
SBU Pink Game!!!
Sunday, February 9th was the SBU Women’s Basketball Annual Pink Game where ALL Cancer Survivors are honored.
Paul Brown was the game sponsor and the recipients of the monies collected were OGH Cancer Services and PPP. Game shirts, raffle tickets and “pink” small basketballs were all sold in order to raise money. Each group received $1,771.50!!
To kick off the weekend, the Women’s Basketball Team and Coaches met the fighters/survivors over at Laurie’s Retreat of Hope. It was a nice hour or so where everyone got together, shared stories, had laughs and got to know each other. What an awesome way to start off Sunday’s big event!
This year, the word was, Community. The video produced by Danny Bush (link here), featured Melissa Beer, a breast cancer survivor and her journey. It depicted her walk of faith, grace and strength and the community that rallied around her and her family.
Before half time, those who wished to participate, were asked to gather around the court and hold up their signs “I fight For….” It was truly an awe-inspiring moment to see Melissa and her family lead the fight song as over 100 friends and family held their signs high and proud with names of who they fight for!
Leslie Moffett, sang National and John Dwaileebe was the official photographer for PPP
To our families, friends, community members, Dr.’s, nurses, staff...everyone involved in the PINK Game Day, YOU ROCK! The interns, the media, the DJ, all the sound people and announcers
We hope we did not leave anyone out, it is not our intention.
TODAY, TRULY was an example of what a COMMUNITY wide, spectacular, sensational event looks like!! EACH AND EVERYONE SHOULD BE SO PROUD!!!!
6th Annual PPP Celebration!
Our celebration is one of our top 3 fundraisers
This year has been challenging for so many and we are not exempt
Breast cancer doesn’t stop and neither does our project, so once again we had to think outside the box!
We put our thinking caps on and decide on a Facebook live, raffle event!
400 TICKETS SOLD IN 5 DAYS!!
Thank you to all those who purchased and the friends, family, committee members, fighters, survivors and all who worked so hard to sell them!!!
Thank you, Jesus for your continued blessing of our project, it’s fighters, survivors, those who received their heavenly healing and all those fighting diseases!!
2020 Pumpkin Sale!!
You may place your pumpkin order from September 1st – September 28th
Dates available for pick up:
Thursday, October 1 (4:30pm-7:30pm)
Friday, October 2 (4:30pm-7:30pm)
Saturday, October 3 (8:00am-3:30pm)
Sunday, October 4 (8:00am-3:30pm)
Monday, October 5 (4:30pm-7:30pm)
*If you do not pick up your pumpkin by the last day, we are unable to hold them and will be donated to a breast cancer Fighter, Survivor or facility*
Address for pickup:
1971 Four Mile Rd., Allegany NY
(The corner of Birch Run Rd and the Four Mile)
Price of pumpkins: $10 each
NOTE: We do not have any boxes or packaging material for your pumpkin, so please plan accordingly.