| Neighborhoods

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Gallery: Pink Pampering event

About The Tribune-Review
The Tribune-Review can be reached via e-mail or at 412-321-6460.
Contact Us | Video | Photo Reprints

By The Tribune-Review

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, 8:54 p.m.

One good pampering deserves another, or so 700 people estimated to have attended the fourth Pink Pampering event Nov. 11 at the Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South, Bethel Park. Organized by the Pink Pamper Fund Committee, a nonprofit group of about 20 people, the daylong event allows women to have haircuts, manicures, massages and more at reduced cost, with proceeds going to three charities, said Marian Geisler, who cofounded the committee with fellow Bethel Park resident Marsha Davis. Primary beneficiary is the UPMC Cancer Patient Assistance Fund. Patients receive $300 grants to use for treatment-related expenses not covered by insurance. Other organizations that receive Pink Pamper proceeds are the Ladies Hospital Aid Society's Orchid Fund, which buys wigs for cancer patients, and womens shelters in southwestern Pennsylvania. Geisler said while proceeds are still being tallied, about $24,000 had been raised this year, up from about $18,000 last year. Attendees paid a $15 admission fee and $10 to $20 for services, done by professionals who donated all fees and their time to the charity, Geisler said. For more information, go to



Show commenting policy

Allegheny Neighborhoods

  1. Monroeville technical school to add 3-D printer into curriculum
  2. Moon seeks funding for riverfront park plan
  3. Pittsburgh area offers abundance of great riding venues, bicyclists say
  4. Millvale, Castle Shannon 2014 Banner Communities designation
  5. Developer plans hotels, ice rink for Marshall industrial park
  6. Ohio River Trail Council club finds adventures close to home
  7. Overbrook church receives $10K grant to refurbish stained glass windows
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.