NECF grant helps Paint the Town Pink

North East Center with Pink Ribbons

The North East Community Foundation recently approved a $700 grant to Pattie’s Pink Warriors for its 2019 Paint the Town Pink project schedules for October.

Since 2008, Pattie Stempka, a North East resident and breast cancer survivor, has been raising awareness with this annual initiative. To date, more than $176,000 has been raised for the American Cancer Society toward research to find, prevent, treat and cure the disease, as well as patient services. In 2017, Pattie’s Pink Warriors was ranked No. 1 out of 65 local teams, and 18thin the Top 20 Pacesetters for fundraising for the American Cancer Society.