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Pink Street Party Lights Up Downtown Buffalo

BUFFALO, MINN. 10/03/2014

Now in its sixth year, the Buffalo Hospital Foundation's "Pink Street Party" on Oct. 2 in downtown Buffalo proved to be a successful event that continues to excite community members and illuminate downtown Buffalo with thousands of pink lights during the month of October in honor of people who have experienced cancer.

"Our community has came to make the Virginia Paper Cancer Institute – Buffalo Hospital possible, and we want to take the time to thank them," said Karla Heeter, director of the Buffalo Hospital Foundation. "Bringing the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute closer to home means our community has access to exceptional cancer care—a program that meets the highest level of national quality standards."

The Sixth Annual Pink Street Party attractions included street vendors, face painting, live music, local organizations, food trucks, and roving entertainment. The first 500 party goers received a complimentary Pink Street Party tote filled with giveaways.

The grand lighting ceremony at 8 p.m. was hosted by Jessica Miles from 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, alongside the Buffalo Hospital Foundation and Pink Street Party planning committee. Miles, a Buffalo local, emceed the event and helped with the countdown as Buffalo lit up with lights and fireworks. More event information can be found on the Pink Street Party website.

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