Park goes pink for “Hopetober”

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

MIAMI – October 1, 2014 – Miami Seaquarium will go pink this October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as it welcomes its guests with the opportunity to make a $5 contribution to the Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Affiliate and save 50 percent on general admission. The park also will encourage its visitors to get involved in other ways by transforming several park locations with the iconic pink color. The offer starts October 1st and runs until October 31st. To participate, guests may visit www.miamiseaquarium.com for a donation form.

“Hopetober returns for a fourth year and aims at creating awareness and support for breast cancer research,” stated Andrew Hertz, General Manager. “We’re excited to be joining forces again with the Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Affiliate and its missions in breast cancer education and research funding.”

The 2014 Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race For the Cure® will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18, at Bayfront Park in Miami. For additional information on how to register or to volunteer, call (305) 383-7116 or visit www.komenmiaftl.org.

About Susan G. Komen® Miami/Ft. Lauderdale
Since its inception in 1995, the Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Affiliate has raised more than $13 million. Seventy five percent (75%) of the net proceeds stay in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties to fund breast cancer screening, education and treatment initiatives. In 2014, the Affiliate granted almost $900,000 to 35 organizations in the three South Florida counties to further the Komen mission. The remaining 25% of net dollars raised goes to the Komen national breast cancer research fund. In the last 8 years, the national organization has awarded more than $4.6 million back to research facilities in our community. For more information go to www.komenmiaftl.org, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Miami Seaquarium, South Florida’s most popular tourist attraction, is a family-oriented marine-life park open to the public 365 days a year. The park provides visitors with a greater understanding and appreciation for marine life through shows, presentations and marine-life exhibits. General admission to Miami Seaquarium is $42.99(plus tax) and $33.99 (plus tax) for children (ages 3-9). More information on Miami Seaquarium is available at www.miamiseaquarium.com.