Carowinds and Komen Team Up to Save Lives Carowinds goes "pink" to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research
CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carowinds, the thrill capital of the Southeast, is proud to team up with the Charlotte Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure™ for a four-week fundraising initiative called Carowinds for the Cure. This special program will be held at the park and online from July 11 through August 7.
Beginning July 11, guests visiting the park will have the opportunity to adopt pink ducks in the 'adopt-a-duck' raffle. Net proceeds of the raffle will go to the Charlotte Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure™. Each duck will be tossed into the lake underneath the Nighthawk rollercoaster until August 7, when one duck will be randomly chosen for the chance to win a 2011 Toyota Camry courtesy of Scott Clark's Toyota City.
Also during Carowinds for the Cure, guests will be able to purchase special 'Pink Days' pick-a-day tickets online only at www.carowinds.com for $37.99 each with $1.00 from each ticket sold benefitting the Charlotte Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Additional Carowinds for the Cure merchandise will be available for purchase both at the park and online with a portion of the proceeds going to the organization.
"These days it's hard to find someone who hasn't been touched by breast cancer in some way, whether it's on a personal level or by knowing someone else fighting the disease," said Bart Kinzel vice president and general manager of Carowinds. "After learning just how many women are battling breast cancer, Carowinds wanted to join the fight. We are thrilled to be teaming up with such an incredible organization, and I know together, we can help raise awareness and funds to find a cure."
As part of the Carowinds for the Cure program, Charlotte Radiology will be bringing their mobile breast center to Carowinds for mammograms on July 16 and August 6 beginning at 9:30am. This special mobile unit offers all of the comfort and care you would expect at a physicians office, but in a specially designed mobile unit. Each exam takes about thirty minutes and will be interpreted by a board certified physician specialized in breast imaging. Mammograms are available by appointment only, please sign up at www.carowinds.com.
"The Charlotte Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is thrilled to be partnering with Carowinds to heighten breast health awareness and raise money to meet the ever-increasing needs in our local community," explained Gloria Scienski, the executive director for the Charlotte Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure™. "With the recent economic difficulties, we have seen continued growth in the number of people in need of the education, screening, and treatment services provided by Komen Charlotte funding."
To learn more about Carowinds for the Cure including official raffle rules, the Charlotte Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure™ or to learn how to schedule your mammogram with the Charlotte Radiology Mobile Mammogram, please visit www.carowinds.com/forthecure.
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN) is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio. The Company, which owns and operates 11 amusement parks, six outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and five hotels, is one of the largest regional amusement park operators in the world. Its parks are located in Ohio, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, and Toronto, Ontario. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, California under a management contract. Cedar Fair's flagship park, Cedar Point, has been consistently voted the "Best Amusement Park in the World" in a prestigious annual poll conducted by Amusement Today newspaper.