For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are happy to feature Gina Lippman from Stuart Yacht and Country Club in Florida. Gina has been supporting our mission for over five years and knows the importance of raising money for breast cancer research. Here is Gina’s story:
My personal connection to why I am involved is quite simple – I am tired of losing too many friends to breast cancer. What motivates me to participate in Play for P.I.N.K. is the fact that 100% of the money raised goes directly to research which is a selling point in soliciting for raffle prizes and sponsorships.
The quality of my experience with the PINK organization is unlike any other. For the five years we’ve interfaced, the human touch is what makes the difference. Every time I call, a person answers the phone. Maybe twice I was greeted by a machine and within an hour, someone returned my call. Emails are always answered in a timely fashion. If I need more favors, it’s never a problem. The attitude behind PINK is “How can we get to yes!”
What I like most about PINK events is the high-quality favors supplied for the participants. I also enjoy the regional Fall brainstorming meeting where we discuss our successes and failures in planning our individual events.
One of the ways we raise additional money is through a raffle consisting of goods and services donated by local vendors. Tickets are sold at registration for both the golf tournament and cocktail hour/dinner since there are people who didn’t play golf. We also work with AmFund – a company that sets up high end travel packages through silent and live auctions, in addition to items we’ve already secured.
Every year I like to add something new to the event – whether it’s raffle items or a food choice, it’s nice to mix it up. It’s important to keep the event fresh as we have repeat participants. I’m happy to say we had a waiting list for a second year and we are looking forward to our 2020 event.