SIMPSON BAY – After last year’s huge success, Aqua Mania Adventures will again be hosting a Pink Sunset Sail on October 1.
This event is organized as part of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and functions as a fundraiser for the local Breast Cancer Awareness Foundations. Aqua Mania Adventures reached out to local businesses for support in making this event an even bigger success. The response was overwhelming as many businesses came forward with wonderful initiatives.
Proceeds from the Pink Sunset Sail and Pink Raffle will go to the Positive and Elektralyets Foundations to help continue their quest to raise Breast Cancer Awareness on the island of St. Maarten, and other future projects and activities.
In order to guarantee the success of the event, the support was needed of local businesses. Aqua Mania Adventures reached out to many businesses for donations for the Pink Raffle, which takes place aboard the boats that will sail out for the Pink Sunset Sail.
People going out on the Pink Sunset Sail now have a chance to win fantastic prizes such as beautiful art from Roland Richardson, a weekend stay at Summit Resort, jewelry from Splash Jewelers, gift boxes from Blue Water Rum, a weekend stay at Simpson Bay Resort, a dinner for 2 at Pineapple Pete’s, a weekend stay at Divi Little Bay Resort, locally made art from Carla Templeton, a Tropical Venice Gondola Ride for 2, a weekend stay at Oyster Bay Beach Resort, Brunch at Infinity, a 2-night stay at Commodores Suites, a necklace from Caribbean Gems and gift certificates from Simpson Bay Pharmacy, GreenFingers, Temptation, TriSport, Sushiitto, Domino’s, Karakter, Bucanneer’s, Escape and the St. Maarten Zoo.
New this year is a bonus raffle. Back ashore, all remaining raffle tickets will be combined for the finale raffle prize donated by Budget Marine. One lucky winner will walk away with a beautiful Stand Up Paddleboard!
This year the Pink Fun continues long after the sun has set, as Red Piano made their pianist of the month October, Allan Sheppard, available to play his Caribbean tunes when the boats return to shore.
The Pink Sunset Sail is the second event on St. Maarten’s official calendar for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The goal of the event is to generate awareness among the local community about this devastating disease that affects so many.
The primary message is the importance of self-examination, and how early detection can save lives. Aqua Mania Adventures decided to team up with the Positive Foundation and the Elektralyets Foundation to successfully get this message across.
“It is amazing to see the entire community supporting our event. Whether it is by donating raffle items, supporting the event with the promotion, or by joining the actual event itself. Last year we noticed that several companies used the Pink Sunset Sail as their staff outing of the year. We are hoping to get even more local companies involved this year, as it is important to make Breast Cancer, or any type of cancer, discussable in our small community. What better way to accomplish that than by creating a comfortable environment in which the topic can be discussed?” said Michele Korteweg from Aqua Mania Adventures.