Think Pink Palooza: A day of breast cancer awareness, family fun on Monroe green

The event is this Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.

Think Pink Monroe Committee members prepare T-shirts for this Sunday's Palooza. From left is Matt Hirsch, Deborah Heim, Jenna Linn, Bonnie Maur and Patti Kallas.

MONROE, CT — Think Pink Monroe’s annual Think Pink Palooza will be held in the sunshine during a day of family fun on the Monroe green this Sunday from noon to 3 p.m., marking the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In past years, the Palooza was held in the evening.

“We thought, ‘let’s make something different,'” said Bonnie Maur, founder and president of Think Pink Monroe, a nonprofit providing financial assistance to Monroe families impacted by cancer.

In addition to guest speakers and performances by the Masuk High School chorus, band and orchestra, the Palooza will have The Coop food truck, Addeo’s Italian Ice, kettle corn, cotton candy and activities for kids, including face painting, pumpkin painting, rock painting, pink hair extensions and games.

The event will also feature the first annual Cornhole Tournament for those age 16 and older. Preregistration is required and can be done online by clicking here.

The Palooza is the first of a number of fundraising events throughout the month, including luminaries at the Masuk football game on Oct. 13.

“Several of the sports teams are going to be supporting us,” said Maur. “There are a lot of events at Masuk games. We’re gonna do an event at Monroe Social, not a full banquet, but an evening of support.”

For announcements of future events, visit or the nonprofit’s Facebook page.

Aside from providing financial assistance for patients and their families, Think Pink Monroe offers emotional support on Facebook through the Think Pink Breast Cancer Support Group.

“Because of the generous support of town residents, we have been able to provide financial support to people going through cancer treatment,” Maur said, noting it is all for Monroe families. “Everyone who does any work for Think Pink Monroe is a volunteer. We have no salaried employees, so every dollar goes to support survivors and their families.”

To donate to Think Pink Monroe, Venmo money to @ThinkPinkMonroe or visit the website. For information, call Bonnie Maur at 203-339-1753.

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