SAVE THE DATE
February 22 – 24, 2019
PA Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Hosted by AJS Pancott Gymnastics National Training Center
Photos: John Cheng/Team Photo
Each year over 3,500 gymnasts participate in the Pink Invitational and over 12,000 attendees gather in unity to honor and celebrate the lives of those touched by breast cancer. 100% of the net proceeds from the Pink Invitational go directly to caring for the physical and emotional needs of breast cancer patients in the local and gymnastics communities through Unite for HER nonprofit organization.
When long-time gymnastics coach Sue Weldon was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, she began searching for information on therapies that would complement the medical treatments she was receiving. What she discovered was a lack of easily accessible resources on topics like nutrition, acupuncture, massage, yoga, counseling and other ways for breast cancer patients to enhance their wellness and care for their emotional, spiritual, and physical needs.
In 2009 Sue created the Pink Invitational~Gymnasts Unite fundraising and outreach event with the support and partnership of her gym AJS Pancott Gymnastics. Sue recognized that gymnastics events offer a unique opportunity to encourage breast health awareness among girls and young women while raising funds in support of women affected by breast cancer and their families.
The Pink Invitational unites gymnasts in a USA- sanctioned meet where athletes compete in a sport they love while supporting breast cancer initiatives and learning about the importance of lifelong wellness. Proceeds from the event enabled Sue to found Unite for HER non-profit organization later that year.
Unite for HER was created to bridge the gap for breast cancer patients, funding and delivering complementary therapies to women affected by breast cancer at no cost to the participant. Each year Unite for HER raises funds to support the Wellness Program and support women affected by breast cancer in Philadelphia region and nationwide through the HER care box program. The Pink Invitational is Unite for HER’s largest fundraising event, supporting over 60 percent of the organization’s programming and outreach.
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