Think pink: Poolside event raises funds to fight breast cancer

Poolside event raises funds to fight breast cancer

Photo by Madeline Murphy Crowds gather with glow rods on the Club Pink dance floor to dance to and enjoy the music Friday night.

VIENNA — The Pink By Poolside fundraiser at the Vienna home of Dr. Abdi and Manijeh Ghodsi had a record number of attendees on Friday night.

Tickets cost $100 each, and according to Abdi Ghodsi, over 360 tickets were sold, and many other guests paid entry at the door.

Proceeds from the evening will provide free mammograms and related diagnostic testing for uninsured and underinsured area residents, said Kim Couch, executive director of the Camden Clark Foundation, which sponsors the event.

“When you have insurance you assume everyone is in the same boat, but that is not the case,” said Manijeh.

More than 300 people attended last year’s fundraiser, which raised a record $45,000.

The fundraiser had many varieties of food, beverages, prizes and dancing.

“Kim (Couch) and the design team have done an outstanding job,” said Dan Marshall, an attorney and real estate investor in Parkersburg.

Food stations were provided by Lui Lui Restaurant, Valley Catering, Special Occasions Catering, Grand Pointe, Parkersburg Country Club, Sodexo-Camden Clark, Whit’s and Parkersburg Brewing Company.

Signature cocktails and complimentary bar service were offered, along with live entertainment and dancing at Club Pink. A punch board provided an opportunity to win bottles of wine and other prizes for $20.

“We brought the ‘Punch Out Cancer Wall’ to help freshen things up this year,” said Couch.

Event partners were Crown Event Rentals and Crown Florals.

“It really is unbelievable how much the Ghodsis do for the foundation,” said Couch.

“There is a need for more funding in our area, and Abdi and I are glad to be able to help give back to the people in need in our community,” said Manijeh.