Leechburg’s Pink Day
Leechburg’s Pink Day Celebration and Fundraiser was established in 2011 by Leechburg business owners, Gary and Vicki Peterman. They owned a small garden center and gift shop in town, and wishing to become further involved in the community, created an event centered around a pink hydrangea bush. With every sale of this particular hydrangea, a donation was made to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Pink Day has since been held annually on the 3rd Saturday each September, on our main Leechburg business avenue, Market Street. Pink day has other events throughout the year, as well. Local officials close down traffic for a 3 block area, creating our festival like atmosphere. Our event has grown enormously over the past years, attracting thousands of attendees annually.
Our day long celebration features up to 100 product vendors and local organizations, multiple food vendors, live entertainment, children’s activities, raffles, and so much more. Financially supported by local businesses and organizations, Pink Day is able to offer something appealing to everyone who attends.
Especially appreciated by women currently fighting breast cancer, survivors, and families of those who have lost the battle, Pink Day provides a support system and a warm, embracing atmosphere.
Through 2021, our nonprofit has raised and donated more than $170,000 to BCRF. BCRF, located in New York, is the #1 rated breast cancer charity in the United States. 90% of our donated monies are used for research and treatment.