Friday, July 19, 2013

Carowinds and Komen Team Up for the Cure

From July 22nd through August 18th Carowinds will be holding Carowinds for the Cure, a fundraising initiative for Susan G. Komen Charlotte.  During the event guests can purchase a reduced ticket to the theme park for $41.99, with one dollar from each ticket sold going to Komen Charlotte.  Additionally, special merchandise will be for sale at the park, with part of the proceeds going to the organization.

This year visitors will also be able to "adopt-a-duck" as part of a raffle that could result in winning a brand new car!  Each duck can be purchased for $5 in the park and then be thrown in the pond underneath the Nighthawk rollercoaster.  One luck duck (literally!) will be picked on August 18th and the owner of the duck will win either a 2013 Toyota Camry or a 2013 Honda Accord.

Carowinds and Komen Charlotte aim to raise funds and awareness to encourage those undergoing treatment, celebrate survivors, and educate visitors on the importance of mammograms and early detection.  “We are proud to partner with Susan G. Komen Charlotte again this year,” said Bart Kinzel, Carowinds vice president and general manager. “Fighting this disease is a community effort and we’re committed to saving lives, and raising awareness.”

For more information on the events, check out Carowinds' 'pink' homepage at this link.