Indy Star, January 21, 2013
If you and your friends are overdue for a "girls' night out," the Indiana Women in Need Foundation has an event aimed at bringing pals together and raising money for a cause.
The organization's ninth annual "Pink Pajama Party" will be Feb. 22 and 23 at the Indianapolis North Marriott, Keystone at the Crossing.
The feminine fundraiser offers an opportunity for participants to sip champagne, dine, get spa services and dance in their pajamas to the music of local event band Living Proof. Simultaneously, it raises money for the I.W.I.N. Foundation, which serves women suffering from breast cancer by offering help with everything from personal errands and yard maintenance to massage therapy and yoga classes.
Last year's sleepover raised about $56,000 for I.W.I.N.
Tickets, which are available at IWINFoundation.org, for overnight participants are from $175, for a double room for three or four people to $245 for a king room with one person in it. Prices for those who want to attend the party, but not spend the night, are $155 each.
"My dedication to the fight against breast cancer began several years ago with the diagnosis of breast cancer to a very good friend. It was at that time that I realized the impact treatment had on a woman. Due to the fatiguing nature of chemotherapy and the physical limitations of surgery, I recognized that even the simple things in life now became stressors, such as lifting their child and cleaning the house."
- Nancy Shepard, R.N