Let’s face it, cancer is scary and painful and sad. It can be all these NEGATIVE things but put in perspective by people like the amazing Jaime Jenkins, it can be more than that. It can be something life affirming. Recently, I attended an event at Knott’s Berry Farm that launched “Knott’s for the Cure,” in partnership with Susan G. Komen Orange County. Knott’s and Komen are working together to raise money for breast cancer awareness, services and research by offering a special “Pink Ticket” and limited edition specially designed “pink” merchandise until March 27.
During the launch event, we honored fellow blogger, Jaime Jenkins of Polka Dots on Parade, who’s currently fighting breast cancer and is not letting it get in the way of living her life to the fullest. Her strength and bright spirit has inspired many of us online. She is a wonderful mom and an all around amazing woman! She gave a short speech at Knott’s telling us all to be positive. She shared the importance of the work that Komen does. Other Komen representatives shared more about what it is they do to help in this big fight against breast cancer.
Komen Orange County is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Knotts for the Cure and Komen Orange County Race for the Cure®, Komen Orange County has invested more than $35 million in community breast health programs in Orange County and has helped contribute to the more than $800 million invested globally in research.
I attended the Knott’s for the Cure event with a dear friend of mine, Marie Walker Riddle, who is also battling for her life. Despite the light rain that morning, we had a blast and even went on the Jaguar ride twice!
The three month long promotion will provide guests with the opportunity to enjoy Knott’s world class entertainment, attractions and specially-themed “pink” décor, while supporting a great cause. The famous Calico Mine Ride, Knott’s Berry Farm Main Gate and the Camp Snoopy waterfall will all glow pink in honor of the campaign. From now till March 27, guests can purchase “Pink Tickets” for theme park admission only online at knotts.com. A portion of the “Pink Tickets” proceeds will benefit Komen Orange County.