Southern Ohio Medical Center is asking local businesses and residents to help raise breast cancer awareness by wearing pink on October 19, but some local businesses are taking additional steps to make sure the message gets across.
Wall-to-Wall Wallpaper, located at 8516C Ohio River Road in Wheelersburg, is planning to donate 10% of all sales on October 19 to the SOMC Breast Cancer Compassion Fund.
And, Z Collections, located at 1662 11th Street in Portsmouth, is offering a special discount for individuals who participate in Paint It Pink. They will be offering a 15% discount to customers who are wearing an SOMC Paint It Pink t-shirt.
“We wanted to do what we could to help raise breast cancer awareness,” Z Collections Assistant Manager Amy Nolen said. “Not only does this promotion do just that, it’s also a way for us to say ‘thank you’ to everyone else that helps ‘Paint It Pink’ on October 19.”
For Wall-to-Wall owner Debbie Allard, the decision to participate is somewhat personal.
“My mom died of cancer,” Allard said. “Cancer is just something that really affects everyone, and we just wanted to try and do a little bit to help.”
The Portsmouth Brewing Company has also gotten involved. They are selling pink butterflies for $1.00. The butterflies will be hung in the windows of the establishment throughout the month of October. At the end of October, the staff plans to donate the proceeds to the SOMC Compassion Fund.
“We wanted to be pink in October but that didn’t seem like enough,” Emily Ulbrich of The Portsmouth Brewing Company said. “We wanted to help people locally.”
Additionally, Patter Fam Sauces, which is located in Wheelersburg and sells products online at www.patterfamsauces.com, will be donating $1 of every bottle of Bourbon Barrell Hot Sauce sold to support the fight against breast cancer.
Wall-to-Wall will be open from 10am to 6pm on October 19. The store offers wallpaper and more, including home décor, specialty foods and Ohio State memorabilia.
Z Collections is open from 10am to 8pm, Monday through Saturday, and offers shoes, handbags and accessories. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/zcollections.
Paint It Pink t-shirts can be purchased at the SOMC Cancer Center, the SOMC Gift Gallery or by calling 740-356-PINK. Orders of 25 shirts or more can be delivered.