The Chumash Casino Resort’s Project Pink campaign has raised $12,234 along with the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation for the The Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara, the Chumash Foundation announced Thursday.
Announced at The Breast Cancer Resource Center’s 12th annual Thrive Fashion Show, the donation was raised throughout the month of October, as the Chumash Casino Resort sold pink-colored pastries, desserts, snacks and drinks in its food outlets with a portion of the proceeds going toward its third annual Project Pink campaign.
This year’s Project Pink efforts raised more than $6,000, and the Chumash Foundation issued a matching grant, according to a press release.
“Our Food and Beverage Department put a lot of thought and creativity into ways of making special items for our guests, all while raising money and awareness for a great organization. From bakers to wait staff to baristas, and most importantly our guests, everyone played a part in the success of Project Pink,” said Kenneth Kahn, tribal chairman for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.
“It takes a community of supporters to keep our doors open, so we’re especially grateful for the support we have received from the Chumash Casino Resort and the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation through their Project Pink campaign,” said Silvana Kelly, executive director of the Breast Cancer Resource Center.
To learn more about the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara or to make a contribution, visit bcrcsb.org.
— Christian Whittle