If you are a survivor or are facing a breast cancer diagnosis or going through treatment, we invite you to join us for our monthly Support Group. These happen the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the Jack Russel Memorial Library in Hartford, Wis. All are welcome to join. Please follow us on Facebook for more information.

Our Board of Directors:

  • Erin Wilk - President
  • Diane Mayer - Vice President
  • Julie Wilk - Treasurer
  • Carol Tautges - Secretary
  • Michele Bernhardt - Board Member
  • Mary Black - Board Member
  • Mary Kowalke - Board Member
  • Linda Mehlum - Board Member
  • Laura Steger - Board Member
  • Dawn Wilhelm - Board Member
 

In Downtown Hartford - Signup Here!

2015 marked our first ever Pink Pumpkin Run! In 2016, our second year, we had over 270 participants and raised over $22,000 for local families going through breast cancer. In 2017, we had over 375 participants and raised over $25,000. Please register for the 2018 Pink Pumpkin Run and support our cause!

This year our race is scheduled for October 6, 2018 in downtown Hartford. In addition to a 5k run, we also offer a 2 mile walk and a kid's Downtown Dash! We look forward to seeing you all there!

Tentative schedule of events for the 2018 Pink Pumpkin Run:

  • 7:30 a.m. Registration begins- location TBD (downtown Hartford)
  • 8:30 a.m. Warm-up with Jazzercise (on Main Street)
  • 9:00 a.m. 5k Run
  • 9:05 a.m. 2 mile Walk
  • 10:00 a.m. Kid's Downtown Dash (for kids 2-10)
  • 10:15 a.m. Closing Ceremony (on Main Street)

Our mission is to help local families affected by breast cancer, by providing basic daily needs in the form of gift cards and services. We also hope to encourage, empower and inspire our community, and the families within it, through our efforts!

To Volunteer for the day of our event or to help before then, please email Erin at erin@drpeterwilk.com

Nominate Someone in Need

If you or someone you know is battling cancer and could benefit from some help in the form of dining/gas gift cards or cleaning services, you can apply for that here.


2018 Pink Pumpkin Run- October 6th, 2018

Contact info:

Pink Pumpkin Run
P.O. Box 270013
Hartford, WI 53027
facebook.com/PinkPumpkinRun

In Downtown Hartford

We are excited for our fourth Pink Pumpkin Run and we look forward to seeing you all there in October! In the meantime, please LIKE us on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PinkPumpkinRun. Stay tuned for more information on sponsoring our event and registering for our run. Together we can make a difference in our communities!

Volunteer!

Please email Mary at mkkowalke@sbcglobal.net to sign up as a volunteer for the day of our event!

Register!

Click here to register on runsignup.com or fill out paperwork at Salon Effervescence or Grand Avenue Dental Care. If you have general questions about the event or sponsoring, please email Erin at erin@drpeterwilk.com

HOT PINK SPONSOR

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COSMOPOLITAN SPONSORS

The Oberreich Foundation

Dave’s Lanes

 

BUBBLE GUM SPONSORS

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Heidi Betz Graphic Design

 

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Rose Pink Sponsors

  • Animix, LLC

  • Black’s Nursery

  • Douglas Jeweler

  • Hartford Movie Theater

  • Joe's Slinger Service

  • Laufer Trucking

  • Lamm Gardens

  • Nancy Jones and Family

  • Quad/Graphics

  • Westbury Bank

Ballet Slipper Sponsors

  • Ace Hardware

  • A & N Contracting

  • Artwork Tattoo

  • Baus Family

  • Beder-Yee Family

  • BeYOUtiful Salon

  • Birds on Deck

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Washington County

  • Lori Danielski

  • Design Originals Floral

  • Downtown Beverage

  • EverBern

  • First Bank Financial Center

  • Furnish Traders

  • Hartford Chamber of Commerce

  • Hartford Parks and Recreation Department

  • Highest Ground Healing

  • Horsch and Miller

  • In Memory of Randy Jaeger

  • Johnny Manhattans

  • Kwik Trip

  • Little Slice of Heaven Cupcakes

  • Lotus Be Well

  • Mineshaft

  • MJ's Market

  • Nails by Lucille

  • Natural Health Ministries

  • Pamela's Corner Boutique

  • RS Semler Insurance

  • Sycamore Tree

  • Schauer Arts Center

  • Schnorenberg Floor Covering

  • Scoop DeVille

  • Second Chance Ventures

  • Snap Fitness

  • Something Tropical Tanning

  • The Pour House

  • Uptown Motors

  • Vicki Ursprung - Shorewest Realtors

  • Kim Vaughan

  • WTKM


Special Thanks to:

Jack Russel Memorial Library- for hosting our 2018 monthly support groups, we thank you.

Our tireless and inspirational board members. They do SO much!

Our dedicated and loyal volunteers - without you, we couldn't do what we do!

About Us

The Pink Pumpkin Run is run and organized by a group of women and men who have been directly impacted by breast cancer. Julie Wilk was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. Three years later, her and her daughter, Erin, decided to start painting pumpkins pink during the month of October to decorate Julie's husband's dental office, Grand Avenue Dental Care. At the time, patients could make a donation to the Avon Race for the Cure and then pick a pumpkin to take home. The pumpkins were a huge hit and the next year, they painted enough of them to sell some at Faith and Giggles and Perc Place. In 2013, Sally Jude was diagnosed with breast cancer and during her chemo, a friend had purchased her a pink pumpkin. The pumpkin made it through chemo with her and, once recovered, she began to think about how she could make a difference and get more people involved.

In the fall of 2014, Sally's friend, Karin Buhle introduced Erin and Sally in the Hartford Business Improvement District office and Pink Pumpkin ideas began flowing. After a couple more introductions and a few lunches, the inaugural run was scheduled for October 3rd, 2015. Farmers were contacted to donate pumpkins to the cause, additional committee members gathered who were interested in the cause, and it was decided that all monies raised would stay local to help those going through what we all knew so well.

And so, the Pink Pumpkin Run was born.

Our Board of Directors:

  • Erin Wilk - President
  • Diane Mayer - Vice President
  • Julie Wilk - Treasurer
  • Carol Tautges - Secretary
  • Michele Bernhardt - Board Member
  • Mary Black - Board Member
  • Mary Kowalke - Board Member
  • Linda Mehlum - Board Member
  • Laura Steger - Board Member
  • Dawn Wilhelm - Board Member