Dining out for pink begins Oct. 22 in Carmel


On Oct. 22, the city of Carmel is participating in Dining Out For Pink. It’s an event held in the Carmel Arts & Design District where participating restaurants will donate a percentage of profits earned toward the fight against breast cancer.

IU Health’s PR Coordinator Christina Summers said, “Everyone needs to eat, and there are some really fantastic restaurants. The money goes toward neighbors, families, and friends in their fight against breast cancer.”

This same event is happening in The Shops at Perry Crossing in Plainfield in partnerships with IU Health North and West. The proceeds will directly benefit the breast cancer patient care and research programs within these hospitals.

IU Health is fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, and there were no suggestions given for improvement during the accreditation process.

IU Health’s Director of Philanthropy Tracy Miller is proud to be a part of such a great program, and she recognizes the benefit of community support.

“Having had survivorship events and seen so many women come out stronger on the other side of their diagnosis, I just want readers to know they are helping women feel encouraged by walking alongside them,” Miller said.

Muldoon’s co-owner and breast cancer survivor, Beth Hohlier, praises IU Health’s breast care programs. She described being given massages and listening to a pianist play during her treatment. These services allowed her to feel supported.

“I have heard people say there is pink everywhere, and they are almost desensitized to giving,” Holier said, “But this event goes to local support. There isn’t a cure so it doesn’t matter how much has been raised, there still needs to be more.”

For more information on the Dining Out For Pink event visit diningoutforpink.com.