Join us for the 4th Annual Lowcountry Rockin’ the Pink Breast Cancer Walk coming Saturday, October 5th, 2013.
This year’s event will take place at Red Cedar Elementary, complete with a 5k walk/run, vendors and so much more.
The ability to participate, register and fundraise as a team is available again this year. Teams consist of a group of five or more people who will participate together the day of the Walk/Run.
Be sure to stick around following the walk as well for a variety of fun, family – friendly activities. The Bluffton Township Fire District will have a fire truck to check out along with lots of safety information. We’ll have our kids area again this year complete with fun activities for the little supporters. Several local vendors will also be on hand throughout the event. Beverages will also be available following the Walk/Run for purchase benefitting the walk. You can spend the whole morning outside with your family supporting a great cause!
Thank you so much for taking time to support our Walk/Run and a great organization. We certainly appreciate it!
Participants 12 years of age and up can register on line for the 2013 Walk/Run or download the Registration Form here (available soon!). When the form’s completed, you can submit it using one of the following methods:
- Mail the completed form to: Bluffton Township Fire District Attn: Lynn Wiltse 357 Fording Island Road Bluffton, SC 29909.
- Fax the completed form to (843) 757-7305 Attention Lynn Wiltse
- Drop the completed form off at the Bluffton Township Fire District Headquarters located at 357 Fording Island Road, Bluffton.
Register early and save! Pay only $20 now through September 30. Your $20 Registration Fee includes the following items for 2013:
- Participation in this year’s Walk/Run
- The ability to be part of a team of five or more people if you would like.
- Complimentary parking the day of the walk.
- The ability to pick up your packet in advance at the Packet Pick Up scheduled for Thursday, October 3 at Jim N Nicks in Bluffton.
- Bag of Goodies from our sponsors
Registration October 1 through the day of the Walk/Run will be $25 and will include participation the 3.1 mile Walk/Run.
By donating to the Lowcountry Rockin’ the Pink Breast Cancer Walk, you are helping Lowcountry organizations to accomplish their mission of positively impacting women of the Lowcountry.
You’re able to donate to an individual or team’s collection efforts to help them reach a fundraising goal they’ve set for themselves, or just make a donation to the Walk/Run if you don’t know anyone participating.
Donations can be mailed to or dropped off at the address below. Please be sure to include the participant or team name if you would like your donation to count towards their fundraising total.
Bluffton Township Fire District
Attn: Lynn Wiltse
357 Fording Island Road
Bluffton, SC 29909
Donations can also be brought to Packet Pick Up on Thursday, October 3, 2013. Packet Pick Up will be held at Jim N Nicks in Bluffton, SC from 5 – 9pm.
Official Walk/Run merchandise is also available for purchase online and the day of the Walk/Run.
How does the Walk/Run Committee make such a great event happen each year and still be able to make such a large donation to Lowcountry organizations?? By using the funds raised from the Lowcountry Rockin’ the Pink Breast Cancer Walk very carefully and getting the most from each dollar raised.
You certainly don’t have to be a fundraising expert to help us raise money for such an important cause. Simply spread the word about the event you’re taking part in and you will be surprised at the people who will make donations or participate with you. Using some very simple tips and tricks, you’ll have donations rolling in in no time!
- Post the walk information and that you’re participating on your Facebook page and encourage others to participate with you or make a donation.
- Set a goal for yourself or your team and don’t be afraid to raise your goal once you’ve met it.
- Tweet about your participation in the walk.
- Direct people back to the Walk/Run website and encourage them to make a donation on line for you or your team.
- Send an email to your family and friends with a link to the Walk/Run webpage so they can just click over and donate.
- Host a bake sale at your office and donate the proceeds to the walk. This works with garage sales too!
If your team or organization would like to post a challenge to other teams, contact us and we’ll list it right here for everyone to check out!
Taking part in the Lowcountry Rockin’ the Pink Breast Cancer Walk is a great way to spend a fall day enjoying the lovely area we’re lucky enough to call home. It can also be a great way to spend time with your family, friends, co – workers or meet new people. This year we’re allowing people to create teams to fundraise and participate together.
Teams consist of at least five people who will be actively participating the day of the walk. To register your team, the Team Captain must register first and set up the team’s information. Be sure you have a team name picked out before registering. Please remember that this is a family event and we need all team names to be family friendly. No vulgarity, profanity or other inappropriate language will be allowed.
Please contact us if you’re planning on making team shirts to see how you can include the Walk/Run’s logo in your design.
Recognition will be given the morning of the Lowcountry Rockin’ the Pink Breast Cancer Walk to the team who raises the most money, has the most participants present and has the most spirit. We encourage you to be creative!! In order to count your team members and see your spirit, please have your teammates all on site and checked in by 8:00 the day of the Walk/Run. Team Captains will be given a meeting location when they pick up their packets to meet the morning of the Walk/Run.
The 2013 Lowcountry Rockin’ the Pink Breast Cancer Walk will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Red Cedar Elementary. Our event will be held rain or shine so please plan accordingly and check the weather before you head out Saturday morning.
Opening Ceremonies will start at 8:15 and is a great way to get everyone ready for their walk/run. Prizes will be awarded to the team and individual who raised the most funds, team with the most participants, team with the most spirit and individual who traveled the furthest to attend during the Opening Ceremonies. The Walk/Run will start as soon as the Opening Ceremonies are finished, around 9:00.
All funds raised through the Lowcountry Rockin’ the Pink Breast Cancer Walk will be donated to the Lowcountry organizations benefitting women’s breast health.
This year’s route is a 3.1 mile route through Bluffton. We ask that you refrain from bringing pets (with the exception of service animals), personal music players, rollerblades, ect for the safety of everyone. Strollers will be allowed on the route.
Parking will be available at the Red Cedar school complex. Lots will open at 7:00 Saturday morning and will remain open through the completion of the event. Special parking will be available for sponsors, vendors and volunteers.
Vendors will have booths set up around the starting area beginning at 8:00 the morning of the Walk/Run and will be available through the duration of the event. We ask that you take time to visit them and support our sponsors. They’ve supported the community and helped create such an amazing event. The best way to thank them is with your business and continued support.
The Silent Auction is back again this year!! Bring your cash, check or credit/debit card and get some holiday shopping done early while supporting a great cause! Proceeds from the Silent Auction will benefit the Walk/Run and help us donate even more to Lowcountry organizations. If you have an item you would like to donate to the Silent Auction, please contact us.
All these great events couldn’t take place without the help of volunteers. In order to make our dreams become realities we need people to help with various tasks both leading up to and the day of the Walk/Run. If you’re able to help make phone call, pick items up, help the day of the walk or anything else, please contact us. We would be very grateful. The Committee will give you a brief training on how to perform the tasks you’re given to make sure you understand what’s needed of you. This is a great opportunity for school groups, service groups or other organizations to become involved with this event. Volunteers will be asked to sign the Walk Waiver when the volunteer and volunteers under 18 will need a parent or legal guardian to sign the waiver for them.
Some areas volunteers are needed this year include:
- Manning water stations
- Assisting with On Site Registration
- Assisting with Check In
- Helping to set up and clean up
- Picking up Silent Auction items
- Posting flyers
Our sponsors are critical in helping the event become a reality each year If your business is interested in becoming a sponsor of our Walk/Run, please contact us and we will get you the paperwork to complete and return. We greatly appreciate your support of our event as well as our community.
Silent Auction Information
One way the Lowcountry Rockin’ the Pink Breast Cancer Walk Committee was able to raise money was through the Silent Auction. We’re excited to announce we’re going to continue the Silent Auction again this year. We are currently looking for donations of various items to include in the auction. If you have something you or your business would like to donate, you can mail or drop it off at the following location:
Bluffton Township Fire District
Attn: Lynn Wiltse
357 Fording Island Road
Bluffton, SC 29909
Donations will be accepted through Monday, September 30, 2013. Donors will be listed on the basket’s bid sheet.
Packet Pick Up Information
Packet Pick Up will take place Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 at Jim N Nicks in Bluffton from 5 – 9pm. Team Captains will be able to pick up their team’s items if they wish. You will also be able to register for the Walk/Run if you haven’t already done so during Packet Pick Up.
This will also be a chance for us to raise money for the Lowcountry Rockin’ the Pink Breast Cancer Walk. If you eat at Jim N Nick’s that evening or place a Carry Out order, simply give your receipt to us at the Packet Pick Up table on your way out and we’ll earn a percentage of the receipts collected that evening.
We love to have survivors at the Lowcountry Rockin’ the Pink Breast Cancer Walk! We want to honor you and your struggles with breast cancer. Please be sure when you register for the event that you note you’re a survivor on your Registration Form. We will have a special area for you the day of the Walk/Run to enjoy. Thank you for coming out to support our event!