2021 - PINK RUN, DINNER & SCHOOL BAZAAR.
In 2021, the combined Fly Pink effort raised just under HKD130 000 for the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation. Throughout the month of October Fly Pink Volunteers sold Fly Pink merchandise to staff and crew members at Cathay City. Unfortunately, the CX cabin crew (which has been Fly Pink Hong Kong’s most generous supporters) were mostly home bound due to the low number of passenger flights and this negatively impacted these sales efforts. The HKBCF offered us the opportunity to sell some of their merchandise, adding to the variety of the products available, and this was very helpful to boost sales.
On 18 October 2021, the new Fly Pink website was introduced to Cathay Pacific staff members. Staff members signing on in the morning were welcomed by 2 Fly Pink volunteers that handed out business cards with details of the new Fly Pink website as well as pink candy, sponsored by Lekker.hk. The new website has been well received and Fly Pink merchandise will now be available for sale all year round.
On Sunday, 25 October, Phenomenally Pink hosted their 2021 Pink Run. The event consisted of a 12 km race, either run individually, or shared amongst 4 runners (3km each) in order to represent the 12 women that get diagnosed with breast cancer every day in Hong Kong alone. Fly Pink entered 3 teams which included family and friends who also train with Perun Fitness as well as teachers from DBIS in Discovery Bay. These teams took the challenge to “pink it up” to heart and they were by far most visible and colorful team there. The race started at Chief’s Blend Cafe & Deli and finished at Tamar Park. Each team were gifted with a pink basket filled with South African goodies, donated by Chief’s Blend, and all runners enjoyed a hearty picnic afterwards. The weather also made for an absolutely fabulous day. We hope that we can partner with Phenomenally Pink in the future to have our own Fly Pink run back at the airport next year.
On Wednesday, 27 October, LaMooMoo restaurant hosted the annual FlyPink dinner. The night included a 3 course dinner which included their signature steak and fries, a free flow drinks package as well as a lucky draw, spot prize, fun photo booth and karaoke. As always, diners had the best time and look forward to next years event.
On Friday, 29 October, West Island School held a fundraising event and 2 members of the Fly Pink team’s daughters, Andie Zawada (whose mom is a founding member of Fly Pink) and her friend, took up the challenge by selling Fly Pink Merchandise. They did a fantastic job in not only raising money, but also awareness for the future generation.