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Go pink at The Summit’s Pink Pumpkin Fall Festival – Farmers Market and activities support breast cancer awareness

By ThisIsReno

Pink Pumpkin girlRENOWN NEWS RELEASE — Renown Children’s Hospital invites families to come out to The Summit for a day full of autumn harvest fun on Saturday, October 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the center plaza. The Pink Pumpkin Fall Festival and Farmers Market will support breast cancer awareness and will benefit the Renown Health Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund. The event is free and open to the public.

Event activities include live entertainment, fall farmers market vendors, a pumpkin patch, face painting, craft projects, activities for children, health information booths, an autumn harvest photo scene, contests and recyclable bag/gift card giveaways. Participants can enjoy food and drinks from various vendors at the market. Also, all guests can enter to win prizes from The Summit, Renown Health and the farmers market.

The pink pumpkin patch, sponsored by Moana Nursery, will feature decorative pumpkins, including the popular porcelain doll pumpkins. Moana Nursery has partnered with The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation, an organization created in 2012 to aid in the fight against breast cancer. A percentage of proceeds from every pink pumpkin sold this year will go towards organizations involved in breast cancer research.

“This is designed to be a kick-off event for breast cancer awareness in Reno for the entire month of October,” said Dan Davis, marketing manager at The Summit. “Many stores and restaurants are providing special products and offers, and we hope those interested in spreading awareness will find that perfect ‘pink’ item to wear or display throughout the month.”

Benefitting from much of the event activities, the Renown Health Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund helps to ease the financial and emotional burden on uninsured and under-insured breast cancer patients throughout northern Nevada.

“Our patient assistance fund benefits those in our area who are battling cancer while struggling with financial hardships,” Joel Muller, vice president of the Renown Health Foundation, said. “These dollars help to cover desperately needed prescription, care and travel expenses for our patients. Renown Health is grateful to The Summit for its help and to be a part of this event once again this year.”

In addition to the Pink Pumpkin Fall Festival, The Summit will host a “Wild Women Artists Go Pink!” art exhibit and sale, October 26 and 27, featuring metal sculpture, storytelling, basketry, flame-worked glass beads, jewelry, photography and pastel and oil paintings. A portion of every sale supports Healing Arts programs for breast cancer patients at Renown Institute for Cancer.

For more information regarding events happening at The Summit, please visit TheSummitonline.com/reno or facebook.com/thesummitreno.

The Summit is located at the intersection of I-580 and Mt. Rose Highway. The Summit presents a compelling retail experience that gives today’s shopper new merchandise, restaurants and entertainment choices. Anchored by Dillard’s, Orvis, and Old Navy, The Summit offers retail favorites Pottery Barn, Apple, Williams-Sonoma, Sephora and Charming Charlie among others. The Summit’s outdoor elements include patios, fountains, fire pits, sitting areas and extensive landscaping, intended to provide a community gathering place. Center hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information on The Summit, visit www.thesummitonline.com.