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On this page you'll find some of the answers to those burning questions you may have BUT the one question that we're happy to answer is that YES, WE ARE HAVING A POSITIVE IMPACT IN OUR OWN COMMUNITY! As of 2012 we continued Judy's legacy by creating a special project with Kelowna General Hospital, working with the KGH Foundation. Judy's Girls are tickled PINK to announce that we have almost reached our commitment to renovate the tub room & shower room in the palliative care ward (4B) at KGH. The tub room is complete and the patients and nurses are loving it! Construction is almost complete on the shower room and our 2016 Pink Party will cover the final balance! THANK YOU TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS AND SPONSORS AND AMAZING WOMEN WHO SUPPORT THE PINK PARTY!

“Judy” Colborne (better known as “Heather’s Mom”) passed away November 10, 2006 after a courageous three year battle with inflammatory breast cancer.

Judy always maintained her incredible positive attitude and is an inspiration to all who knew and loved her. She taught us that we can live, love & laugh no matter what obstacles we face.

Judy was born in Calgary and lived her entire life in the Calgary area. Her forty year membership in Beta Sigma Phi was a very important part of her life as well as her love of acting and performing.

She was always the emotional, philosophical and spiritual centre of her family and extended families.

Judy was our #1 cheerleader when in 2005, Heather decided to gather some co- workers, friends & family and host a party (okay, a fundraising event) to support breast cancer.Although extremely tired after an intensive bout of chemo treatments, Judy travelled to Kelowna to be in attendance for the first ever Pink Party. She also created a flag to which a pink ribbon is added each year to mark the annual celebration.

In 2006 Judy attended the Cancer Centre in Calgary for treatment and was delighted to be introduced to some young fellows who were raising breast cancer awareness by skateboarding across Canada. Judy being the outgoing person she was, told them about the Pink Party and if they “happened” to be going through Kelowna at that time, stop by. And guess who came to the Pink Party!!?? Heather’s pink fuzzy hat was dipped into the Pacific Ocean in Vancouver by the boys on their final leg of their cross country tour.

We continue to keep Judy’s memory alive by continuing with our support of breast cancer awareness and fundraising. To date we have raised close to $261,762.62 for Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s Run for the Cure, The BC Hospitality Foundations and the Kelowna General Hospital.

We will continue our quest through different avenues to achieve a future without breast cancer and will do it under the mantra of “Judy’s Girls”.

This year we will be at the Kelowna Fish and Game Club, located at 4087 Casorso Rd.

The party starts at 6:30 p.m. and runs until about Midnight (ish).

This year the party is called “Pinkoween” so with this in mind we’d love to see your pink twist on a Halloween costume.

Come hungry and thirsty as there are bottomless drinks and endless food at stations all over.

Thanks to Chef Brad Horen of Manteo Resort and Chef Neil Schroeter of Okanagan Street Food, no one will go hungry at the Pink Party.

ABSOLUTELY! NOT! Men can drop you off and pick you up from the party only!

They can also give you all the loonies and toonies from their pockets for special prizes and treats.

There will definitely be a great silent auction, once again this year.  We will showcase more than 100 items from your favouite retailers, service sand businesses throughout the Okanagan.

We accept cash or cheque for payment with all proceeds donated to the Judy’s Girls project at Kelowna General Hospital.