The month of October is nationally recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and on Hatteras Island, a number of local restaurants and businesses have joined the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation (HICF) in their annual Drink Pink Campaign, which raises funds through island-wide libations.
HICF is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that provides support for cancer patients and their families who live on Hatteras Island. Founded in the year 2000, the HICF helps local residents dealing with cancer by assisting with needs such as travel expenses, prescriptions and medical supplies, as well as medical bills that are not covered by insurance.
In an effort to address this continual need for help throughout Hatteras Island, the “Drink Pink” campaign was first launched in October 2014 by Jomi Price at Ketch 55, and has grown every year with more and more restaurants and businesses getting involved.
This toast-worthy event features ample opportunities to sample pink drinks of all varieties – from milkshakes to cocktails – as restaurants offer their own pink concoctions, with all proceeds going to the HICF.
During the month of October, restaurants across Hatteras Island will support HICF by including a special pink drink on their menus, or other fundraising events. HICF encourages locals and visitors to sample the various drinks – (responsibly, of course) – from the different locations.
HICF 2022 Drink Pink Participating Establishments as are follows:
*More establishments may be added.
Village Market Red and White
Tavern on 12
- Froggy Dog
- Lighthouse Sportsbar
- Cockeyed Clam
Please stop by any of the above organizations to purchase your pink drink and to make a contribution to a very worthy organization that has been helping islanders battle cancer since 2000.
For more information on Drink Pink, and other events hosted by the HICF, see https://hicf.org/events/.