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Pacific West Gymnastics Raises Funds for HERS Breast Cancer Foundation

Union City, CA – Pacific West Gymnastics has hosted its fourth annual fundraiser, known locally as “Barb’s Pink Party,” benefiting HERS Breast Cancer Foundation. The family-friendly event is held each October in memory of Barbara Nicholson, a beloved mom, friend, and Pacific West Gymnastics coach who passed away in 2015 after a five-year battle with breast cancer.

It’s great when family-owned businesses can come together and make a huge impact for such a wonderful organization. It’s a privilege to be able to support an event that gives back to local woman in need. Alicia Owsley, Director of Operations and Marketing for Airport Home Appliance

The event included a Tumble-a-Thon, carnival games, food trucks, face painting, and book readings from local author Nina Koch. An ongoing raffle includes prizes such as a Google Home, a Nest Thermostat, Great America Season Passes, a Kindle Fire Tablet, gift baskets from LuLaRoe, LipSense, Usborne Books, Stella & Dot, and more.

“We are pleased and honored to be a part of this amazing fundraiser,” says Alicia Owsley, Director of Operations and Marketing for Airport Home Appliance, who donated the Nest Thermostat. “It’s great when family-owned businesses can come together and make a huge impact for such a wonderful organization. It’s a privilege to be able to support an event that gives back to local woman in need.”

HERS Breast Cancer Foundation provides underserved breast cancer survivors with post-surgical products that support their well-being, such as specialty bras, post-surgical garments, wigs, and prosthetics. Just $200 can help change a survivor’s life and provide comfort as she heals.

Barb’s Pink Party has become an important way for us to raise awareness of the amazing work HERS Breast Cancer Foundation is doing for women. Christopher Perkins, Manager at Pacific West Gymnastics

“Barb’s Pink Party has become an important way for us to raise awareness of the amazing work HERS Breast Cancer Foundation is doing for women,” says Christopher Perkins, Manager at Pacific West Gymnastics. “Through our event and with additional donations from the raffle, Pacific West Gymnastics has a pretty big goal. While originally aiming to raise $15,000 this month for HERS, we’ve already surpassed that goal and are now aiming to raise $18,000.”

Raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 each at Pacific West Gymnastics through October 31 and donations can be made at either Pacific West Gymnastics location or via their website. The raffle prizes will be chosen in early November and announced on Facebook.

For more information, please visit the official page, Barb’s Pink Party 2018.

Update, Oct 31, 2018: Barb’s Pink Party raised $20,000. That’s 30% over the goal and 60% more than last year. The fundraising event has raised $55,000 since it’s inception!
Update, Nov 6, 2018: Raffle winners announced – View winners

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Pacific West Gymnastics, with locations in Union City and Fremont, is a sporting facility that is home to our Wiggle Worm Tumble Tots Preschool Gymnastics, Boys and Girls Recreational Gymnastics, Trampoline & Tumbling, Dance, Tae Kwon Do, Girls Competitive Team Programs plus Seasonal & Summer Camp Programs. Request a class free trial online.

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