It was a sea of pink at the third annual FXE Fly Pink event held at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport on Friday, October 4th. The purpose of this event was to raise awareness for breast cancer prevention, improve the lives of Fort Lauderdale employees and airport tenants, and raise funds for cancer research.
Several of Banyan’s ladies registered to participate in the event and hopped on the Banyan van to get a ride to the walk location. There the ladies signed in and received their pink t-shirts, lanyards and event keychains. A photographer was on hand to take photos while raffle tickets for numerous prizes were being sold. Special round button pins were available for participants to write the name of the person they were honoring by walking. Biometrics screenings were available as well as an on-site mammovan ready to provide mammograms for those with doctor’s prescriptions.
Three mounted policemen were on duty and their horses had their hooves decorated with pink sparkles and glitter to spread the message. Participants enjoyed the 1-mile walk that was flanked by cancer prevention signs and upon returning enjoyed a delicious lunch. Guest speakers included Mayor Dean J. Trantalis and Sherri Martens-Curtis, from Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
A prize was awarded for the best costume and the event ended with a raffle with all proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Miami/Fort Lauderdale Breast Cancer Foundation.