Dates for Paint the Town Pink are announced


AUSTIN, Minn.- It’s that time of year again – organizers are announcing the dates for Paint the Town Pink in Austin.

The 7th annual PTTP is January 30th through February 12th.

Each year the group puts on different events like Hunt for a Cure and Plunging for Pink. All the money raised goes to The Hormel Institute for cancer research.

Organizers believe this is the year that they’ll reach their $1 million mark.

“Everyone has been touched by cancer in some way or another and every year a loved one either loses their battle or is diagnosed,” said Kathi Finley, Director of Paint the Town Pink. “Raising this money is just a motivator to keep going and that we need the research to be done.”

They are also having a new event. The public will now have the opportunity to see hot air balloons close up. Donors will also have the name of someone they know who is impacted by cancer read during an extreme hot air balloon ride.

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