Written by Christina N. Hammond
Artist, The Seventh and Noelle Chinn
As Pynk Girls, it is important to take care of your body. Not just so you can be “fleek” on Instagram, but because you want to be healthy and live a long life. We must be aware of the various health issues women face, especially breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States, after lung cancer. In addition, in 2015, it was estimated that 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer would be diagnosed among US women. With statistics like these, it is our social responsibility as women to help find a cure. Thanks to organizations like the National Breast Cancer Coalition and it being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we found a way to do our part—Pynk Girl style, of course.
On Friday, October 23rd, Galerie Nina and Pynk Magazine held the Paint Me Pynk art benefit at The Fridge D.C. The event was in partnership with the National Breast Cancer Coalition, Dr.Miracles and Honeecakes Bakery to benefit the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund. Guests were invited to view the marvelous works of native Washingtonian, Noelle Chinn and Baltimore’s very own, The Seventh. By 9:30pm, The Fridge D.C. was full of various guests from family, friends, bloggers and two representatives from The Hill. To the surprise of some, this event was planned and executed by millennials all under the age of 30. One guest was heard saying that Paint Me Pynk reminded him of the Design District in Miami and it was something that the community needed more of. To have young people put together such a prestigious event and on Capitol Hill was amazing, but what made it even more amazing is that the millennials came together for a purpose.
For those who couldn’t make it and for the love of social media, we collected videos and photos from guests and participants via their Snap Chats. We then put together a compilation of the videos we received, while staying true to the quick nature of Snap Chat. Here is the Paint Me Pynk art benefit in 60 seconds.
While we hope to see everyone at the next one, to reiterate the purpose of this benefit, women please remember to get your mammograms and stay educated on the breast cancer epidemic.