Breast Cancer Awareness “Think Pink” Dinner Set for October 13 at the White Palace in Wheeling Park | News, Sports, Jobs


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WHEELING – It’s October, and once again, it’s time to “think pink” and commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID concerns, the local Think Pink team has scheduled its annual Think Pink fundraising dinner from 5-8 p.m. on October 13 at the White Palace in Wheeling Park.

At least 400 people are expected.

This year’s event is in memory of Janie Altmeyer, who started the event with a lunch at her home in 2003, said Think Pink President Julie Joseph. The event grew and moved to the basement of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, then became even more popular and the venue changed to the White Palace.

This year, the “Think Pink” celebration becomes a dinner party, but Altmeyer’s vegetable lasagna recipe will continue to be part of the central meal served. It will be prepared by culinary students from Wheeling Park High School and John Marshall High School using ingredients sourced from the Jebbia Fruit and Produce Market.

“We always have 48-50 lasagnas,” Joseph said. “It’s a big business.”

Chef Adam Luiso will serve the other main dishes, including chicken and salmon. There will be salad and a cookie table with dessert.

A silent auction will also be part of the event. Among the items available will be a set of Steeler baskets, a raffle, a locally made wooden bench and other artwork.

There will be live music from Bob Gaudio, as well as a cash bar with a signature “Pink Drink” for the occasion.

Many local people and businesses have already contributed to the fundraiser, and Joseph said the Think Pink team would like to thank all of the sponsors and donors who have contributed.

“We have such a generous community, and that makes this event possible,” she said.

Joseph also praised the work of the Think Pink team for coordinating the event. Without them, the event would not have been possible, she said.

The number of tickets available is limited and tables can be reserved for blocks of eight or more tickets. Those wishing to purchase tickets or reserve a table should contact Joseph at 304-312-0307.

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