Park Goes Pink For Hopetober

Miami Seaquarium Launches "Hopetober" for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Sep 25, 2012, 11:24 ET from Miami Seaquarium

MIAMI, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Miami Seaquarium will go pink this October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as it welcomes its guests with the opportunity to make a $5 contribution to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and save 50 percent on general admission. The park also will encourage its visitors to get involved in other ways by transforming several park locations with the iconic pink color. The offer starts October 1st and runs until October 31st. To participate, guests may visit for a donation form.

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"Hopetober returns for a second year and aims at creating awareness and funds for breast cancer research," commented Andrew Hertz, General Manager. "We're excited to be joining forces with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and its missions in education and research funding."

Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is dedicated to saving lives and ending breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.  Since its inception in 1996, the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race For the Cure® and the Affiliate has raised more than $12 million and has reached hundreds of thousands of women and men through educational outreach.

The 2012 Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race For the Cure® will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Bayfront Park in Miami. For additional information or to volunteer, call (305) 383-7116 or visit  Miami Seaquarium is a sponsor of the race.

Miami Seaquarium, South Florida's most popular tourist attraction, is a family-oriented marine-life park open to the public 365 days a year.  The park provides visitors with a greater understanding and appreciation for marine life through shows, presentations and marine-life exhibits.  General admission to Miami Seaquarium is $39.95 and $29.95 for children (ages 3-9).  More information on Miami Seaquarium is available at

Miami Seaquarium is an accredited member of the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums, an international organization committed to the care and conservation of marine mammals. Accreditation by the Alliance means this facility meets or exceeds all the standards of excellence for marine mammal care, husbandry, conservation and education.

SOURCE Miami Seaquarium