On Saturday August 17, Dewey Beach and the Starboard Restaurant will be decked out in pink costumes–and so will the tricycles that are participating the Big Wheels Race! It’s the hottest, pinkest race on three wheels, and all for a good cause. People decorate their trikes in pink, many going all-out with the theme, in the hope of winning the Best Decked Big Wheel Contest, but also to show their support for Breast Cancer research.
The Starboard Restaurant is a summer hotspot for fun, but also for fundraising, and the Big Wheels Race and Pink Weekend in Dewey Beach is no exception to their rule of entertaining charitable events. The goal is to raise awareness for breast cancer in a way that is uplifting and joyful.
Saturday’s festivities include a ton of great events including an obstacle course, drag races for both kids and adults, the Big Wheel contest, prizes, an auction, “Bra Pong,” and drink specials. On-site people are encouraged to pick up t-shirts, koozies and other trinkets for a small donation. Bryen O’Boyle from Mr. Greengenes will be performing acoustic on the deck from 2:00-3:30. With so many ways to participate in this worthy cause The Starboard, along with the town of Dewey Beach and Team Dash for The Cure, anticipate the community’s classic enthusiasm for embracing their fun-loving sides while also turning out to support cancer research.
Breast cancer is an illness that has touched many lives across the country as well as right here in our beach towns. The far-reaching effect of the illness on families hits close to home for so many people and the funds raised in events, like The big Wheels Race, are an important step in finding a cure. In past years The Big Wheels Race and Pink Weekend in Dewey Beach has brought in tens of thousands of dollars for Susan G. Komen and finding a cure.
The weekend kicks off Friday night at Que Pasa and concludes Saturday at the Starboard Restaurant in Dewey Beach. Pre-registration begins at 1pm and the games begin a 2pm. All proceeds go to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Come out and enjoy a wonderful weekend, themed in pink!
Team Dash for the Cure’s goal for this event is to bring a unique, fun and fabulous event to Dewey while raising awareness and funding for Team Dash for the Cure’s efforts with 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk in Philadelphia in Oct 2013. Our team will be walking 60 scenic miles over 3 uplifting days thru Philadelphia while camping in pink tents at night to help fund breast cancer research and community outreach programs through Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. Each member of the team is required to raise $2,300 in order to participate in the walk.
Team Dash for the Cure is comprised of a group of dedicated women and men currently living in the North Delaware area with strong ties to Dewey through years of summer house rentals. Some were even born in the Lewes and Rehoboth area. They were surrounded by friends and family who either lost a love one (mother or sister) or that were currently being treated themselves. They decided comforting words were not enough and needed to do something to show their support.
Inspiration for the team name came from a poem called “The Dash” by Linda Ellis-a truely life changing poem that equates the “dash” on your tombstone “1912-1970” to your life. Crazy, right? Your life summoned up in a DASH! The poem also asks that tough question, “How are you going to live your dash?”
“That’s when we signed up for the 3-day and 6 years later we have raised over $100,000. The Big Wheel Races account for almost $40,000 of that figure. We are forever grateful and thankful for the generosity and hospitality that Monty and the Starboard Team have shown us. We couldn’t do it without them or the other businesses and bars who have given us a tremendous amount of support through donations and participation.”
For more information visit www.facebook.com/DeweyBigWheelRace or register online at www.bigwheelpubcrawl.com/dewey.