The Story of Seymour Pink
It all began with a simple fundraising goal. The goal was to raise the most money for the Susan G. Komen 3 day walk in Boston, Massachusetts. This small goal turned into a community’s outreach to FIGHT a horrific disease: breast cancer. In the fall of 2009, the small town of Seymour, located in South Central Connecticut, proclaimed a date in October as a SEYMOUR PINK DAY. The goal was to play off the name of our town and to SEE MORE PINK in hopes of raising awareness of this devastating disease. What happened along the way was much bigger than a single day in October, when a town would SEE MORE PINK. What happened was the birth of SEYMOUR PINK INC…a community’s fight against breast cancer. In the spring of 2010, Seymour Pink, Inc. became “official” so to speak as We were granted 501 (c) (3) non profit status.
To date, through our fundraising efforts, we have raised over $$ONE MILLION!! in the FIGHT against breast cancer. We have made substantial donations to local hospitals, such as Yale’s Smilow Cancer Institute and Hewitt’s Breast Cancer center at Griffin Hospital. We have fought alongside individuals personally fighting the cancer battle by helping to defray some of the financial burden. Comfort baskets are delivered to those who have heard those life altering words, “You have breast cancer.” In addition to our fundraising efforts and personal assistance, We have awarded several scholarships to High school students in the community whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer. As we stand here today, we make a commitment to FIGHT as long as is necessary, until cancer is found only in history books.
Seymour Pink Inc.
PO Box 333
Seymour, CT 06483