Pink-tober Benefits NorthBay Cancer Center

Several local organizations held pink-themed fund raising events in October, all of which benefitted the NorthBay Cancer Center.

The Vacaville Firefighter Association’s popular “Passionately Pink for the Cure” fundraising event, held at Pietro’s No. 1 in Vacaville, was a resounding success on Oct. 17. The restaurant was packed to the walls with hungry diners, NorthBay Cancer Center supporters and battalions of firefighters who waited on tables and delivered hot meals. Pietro’s donated 20 percent of all pizzas and pasta ordered that night, and Heidi Campini, Foundation board member, passed a boot to collect even more donations, and offered to match. In all, the total donation made to the NorthBay Cancer Center for the evening was $17,400.

Hooby’s Brewing in Winters had a fundraiser with food, drinks and a cornhole tournament on Oct. 24. The event netted $5,000 in donations for the NorthBay Cancer Center.

The Layne Family of Wines offered an October Rosé special for Breast Cancer Awareness, and donated $3,000 in funds to NorthBay Healthcare Foundation.

And, the NorthBay Cancer Center was the beneficiary of Soroptimist International of Vacaville’s 2019 “Fund in Need” event, held in October to honor of a member who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2018. Wendy Wasserman-Kellogg was not only a long-time Soroptimist and a NorthBay Cancer Center patient, but she was also a board member for NorthBay Healthcare Foundation. As a result, NorthBay turned out full-force to support the cause, and oncologist/hematologist James Long, M.D., took to the stage to say a few words about Wendy’s fighting spirit and the good work done by the Cancer Center team. An auction to raise money for the Cancer Center followed, and combined with previous fundraisers generated $20,000 in support.