Friendly Reminder: “Pink Out the Park” Event on October 12 to Support Cancer Research

As a friendly reminder, groups from the Town of Colchester and Colchester School District will join forces for a great cause on Saturday, October 12.


The groups will support Colchester CANsur-vive! in kicking off a 5K walk/run fundraiser called “Pink Out the Park” at 9:00 a.m. at Bayside Park. The event will raise breast cancer awareness, and all proceeds will benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. It is yet another demonstration of the organizations’ increasing collaboration, an aspiration which is affirmed in the Colchester School District Vision and Strategic Plan 2012–2017, the Town of Colchester’s Heritage Project, and the Town of Colchester’s Economic Development Action Plan.

The Colchester CANsur-vive Team

The Colchester CANsur-vive Team

This is not simply a 5K race; there will be live music, a raffle, a bake sale, a pink race car, and more. All participants are encouraged to wear pink—costumes are encouraged (there will be prizes!)—and families are encouraged to attend. A photograph of everyone wearing pink will be taken at 10:30 a.m.

Students are rolling up their sleeves to help raise funds and awareness, too. At Colchester High School, CHS Cares and CHS Student Government organized a highly successful fundraiser, netting more than $1,000 for the organization. Humanities teachers Jim Price and Jeremy Hammond, math teachers Dennis Akey and Zach Kramer, and Assistant Principal Justin Brown good-naturedly offered themselves up as targets for pie-in-the-face throwers. Students bought raffle tickets for the chance to win the opportunity to smoosh a pink whipped cream pie in the face of the sacrificial faculty members at the recent school-wide pep rally.

Gabrielle Zimbron and Jim Price

CHS senior Gabrielle Zimbron and teacher Jim Price

The “Pink Out the Park” registration fee is $15.00. To access the registration form, please click here, or click here to register online.

To view a flyer about the event, please click here.

Please click here to read CSD’s wellness blog about the event.

For more information about Pink Out the Park, please contact Town of Colchester Public Works Coordinator Robin Parry at or CSD Wellness Coordinator Jaycie Puttlitz at

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