Walkers flocking to Lowcountry for ‘Pledge the Pink’

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More than 1,000 people from all over the world are heading to the Lowcountry this weekend to “Pledge the Pink.”

It’s a 3 day, 30-mile event to help battle breast cancer.

The walk starts Friday on Fripp Island, head to Bluffton on Saturday and on to Hilton Head on Sunday.

The event is sold out, with 1,500 people signed up from 49 states and 17 countries. But they are asking the community for support and donations.

For every $50 donated, the event displays a pink garden flamingo.

In 2016, they created a Guinness World Record with more than 1,000 flamingos displayed. This year they’re hoping to break the record with 5,000.

“We call this fundraising effort the ‘Flocks of Love,’” said Laura Morgan, Pledge the Pink Founder. “Every 50 dollars helps fund a mammogram here in the Lowcountry. And all of our registrants who participated in fundraising will be decorating those birds in honor of people that they’re celebrating or honoring.”

Of the money raised from Pledge the Pink, 90 percent stays in the Lowcountry to fund mammograms, treatment assistance and research.

To donate to the flock or learn more about the Pledge the Pink event, visit here. And if you are looking to volunteer for the event, you can check out this list of ways to get involved.

The next Pledge the Pink event is set for October 24-27, 2019.

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