INDIANAPOLIS – As Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to an end, the Indianapolis Colts and their partners at O'Charley's and Tyler Mason Salon and Spa hosted 10 women who have survived, or are currently battling, breast cancer for a special day of pampering on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. The women were nominated in this year's "Pamper Her Pink" program. The Colts Community Tuesday event began with lunch at the Avon O'Charley's, followed by services at Tyler Mason Salon and Spa, located on the west side of Indianapolis.
Colts DE Cory Redding, LS Matt Overton and WR Griff Whalen joined the women and their guests for a special lunch at O'Charley's. When lunch ended, the women were chauffeured VIP style, in limousines, to Tyler Mason for a little pampering and primping. The winners were able to enjoy a variety of spa and salon services, including massages, hair design cut and style, manicures and more. Courtesy of O'Charley's, each winner also received a $500 donation to the breast cancer charity of her choice.
The "Pamper Her Pink" program was launched this year to provide a day of relaxation for breast cancer patients who have overcome tremendous hurdles, leaving them with little time or energy to focus on self-rejuvenation. Nominations for the program were accepted online late-September to mid-October. Dozens of submissions were entered by spouses, children, parents, grandparents, siblings, co-workers and friends throughout Indiana. Each woman's special and unique battle with breast cancer was considered in addition to external hardships and circumstances faced during her journey. The women selected also continued to focus positively on helping others in their own time of need.
The 2012 "Pamper Her Pink" winners and charities of their choice are as follows:
- Lori Carmichael-Shields (Sellersburg) - American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
- Jennifer Crawford (Lebanon) - I.W.I.N. Foundation
- Amy Disney (Shelbyville) - The Cancer Association of Shelby County
- Donna Fischer (Zionsville) – Susan G. Komen Foundation of Central Indiana
- Suzan Hardin (Anderson) – Maria's Hope at St. John's Cancer Center
- Jennifer Heitert (Avon) - I.W.I.N. Foundation
- Sherri Lueder (Mount Vernon) - Gateway for Cancer Research
- Rhonda Treash (Sullivan) - Wabash Valley Breast Cancer Survivors, Inc.
- Pearl Means (Indianapolis) - American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
- Lori Wright (North Salem) - Susan G. Komen Foundation of Central Indiana
"Pamper Her Pink" is one of several Colts events related to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. At the beginning of October, the team kicked off the month-long celebration with a visit to the IU Health Simon Cancer Center and the "Pinking of the Canal" event. For more information about Colts Breast Cancer Awareness initiatives, visit www.colts.com/pink.
About Colts Community Tuesdays
During the regular NFL season, Tuesday is the only day off players receive. As a result, the Colts utilize every Tuesday to engage their players in various charitable events and programs throughout Central Indiana. From schools and hospital visits to blood drives and holiday outreach, Colts players participate in a wide variety of "Community Tuesday" activities throughout the season. For more information on all of the Colts outreach efforts, visit www.colts.com/community.
At O'Charley's, it starts with those incredible, unsliceably soft rolls that our guests just can't resist. Then follow up with our butcher's cut Premium steaks, fresh-never-frozen salmon, signature salads, inspired pasta dishes, double hand-breaded chicken tenders, Sunday Brunch and more. All served up with our genuine hospitality. At O'Charley's we put the Oh's in good food.For more information, visit www.ocharleys.com.
About Tyler Mason Salon & Spa
Tyler Mason, the official salon and spa of the Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders, has been located on the Westside of Indianapolis for over 17 years. Tyler Mason offers the ultimate salon and day spa experience at affordable prices. Also, all technicians at Tyler Mason accept no tips. We value the referrals of your friends and family more than gratuities. Tyler Mason has become a close-to-home retreat for many guests that allows them to escape daily stress by promoting a healthy balance of body, mind and spirit. We strive to exceed each guest's expectations by insuring each guest is completely satisfied with their visit. Each guest can expect only the best because all of our highly trained beauty professionals participate in a rigorous program of continuing education that facilitates mastery in every service area. We accommodate each guest by offering early, late and weekend hours. For more information, visit www.tylermason.com.