As crazy as it may seem, summer is gone and fall is upon us. Say goodbye to frozen drinks by the pool and hello to hot apple cider, bonfires, pumpkin spice, and endless amounts of ... pink? That's right, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is October and what better way to celebrate than by joining the Gloria Gemma Foundation while they light the Providence skyline pink.
The Flames of Hope celebration is October 3 and 4, and begins at 10 a.m. with Your Passport to Survivorship & Wellness, a one-of-a-kind event for all cancer patients, survivors and families. This event will feature more than 30 vendors who specialize in healthy living and cancer care and runs until 4 p.m. Starting at 3 p.m. that afternoon, the Celebration Village opens, which features live entertainment, food vendors, a beer garden and much more. Once the sun sets on October 3, the Flames of Hope will be ignited across the Providence River, and the city will be lit in pink to remember those who have lost their battle, and those who continue to fight against breast cancer. The flames will burn strong through the night, concluding at midnight.
The celebration continues on Sunday with registration for the Flames of Hope Run/Walk Series at 7 a.m. For more information please visit flamesofhoperi.org.