Waterfront Trail home base of Pink Up pet, dads walk

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Pooches and papas will stroll down the Waterfront Trail on Father’s Day to help raise money for a Port Angeles-based cancer support group.

The third annual Dennis Wilcox Pooch and Papa Walk, one of many events organized by Pink Up Port Angeles, will begin at 9 a.m. on the trail in front of the Red Lion Hotel and go on until 1 p.m. today.

$30 entry fee

For an entry fee of $30, Pink Up will provide a treat, doggie bag and scarf for the dog and a T-shirt for the human companion. Photographs will be taken, and participants will receive completion certificates.

Many pre-registered, but those who want to take their dogs for the walk can sign up today at the starting line.

All proceeds from the Pink Up Port Angeles campaign, an annual fundraiser by the Port Angeles Soroptimist Noon Club, go to the all-volunteer Operation Uplift, a Port Angeles-based group that provides help and information for people with cancer.

5K Run/Walk

Also today is the Pink Up 5K Run/Walk. It will begin at 8 a.m. on the Waterfront Trail, with the start and finish line in front of the Red Lion Hotel.

The entry fee is $30.

All participants will be given water, an energy bar and a Pink Up T-shirt.

On Saturday, light poles, business store fronts and even police cars were fit to be tied with pink ribbons placed all over town.

Also Saturday was the first event of the campaign, a free breast health clinic at OMC Imaging Center staffed by members of Operation Uplift.

The clinic, which was available only by appointment, included free mammograms as needed for women without insurance or who are underinsured.

Coming up

Coming up this week will be Pink Out the Pier on Wednesday, a golf tournament Friday, a bake sale Saturday and a spaghetti dinner at Chestnut Cottage on Saturday, June 28.

■ Pink Out the Pier — Music, bubbles, cookies, sales of all things pink and information on cancer prevention, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on City Pier.

■ Golf tournament — After a shotgun start at noon Friday at the Peninsula Golf Club, 824 S. Lindberg Road, a 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE will be awarded to the winner of the hole-in-one contest.

Other prizes will be awarded in other contests and to the winners of the tournament.

The cost is $95 or $60 for members of the golf club.

To register or for more information, phone Jacob Lippold at the club at 360-457-6501.

■ Bake sale — Saturday’s bake sale of goods prepared by Soroptimists will begin at 9 a.m. at Swain’s General Store, 602 E. First St.

■ Spaghetti dinner — An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner with “celebrity” waiters will be from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 28 at Chestnut Cottage, 929 E. Front St.

The dinner of salad, garlic bread and spaghetti will be $10, with dessert, wine and beer available for an additional fee.

The waiters, well-known people around town, will vie for tips for the cause.

For more information on Operation Uplift, visit the office at 118 N. Liberty St., Suite B, Port Angeles; phone 360-457-5141; email info@operationuplift.org; or visit www.operationuplift.org.

Last modified: June 14. 2014 4:02PM
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