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Celebrate Life

Costa d’Este Hosts 6th Annual Paddle in Pink

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addle in Pink began as a day of hope, celebrating life on the water after I was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014,” Founder Penny Tranchilla says. “Every year since, we’ve hosted this special event because someone we love is affected by cancer.” In 2018, Penny battled breast cancer yet again. She has completed her treatment, and finds comfort and continued healing by paddling and from her amazing community of family and friends. “Paddling was an integral part of my recovery and brought me so much joy and relaxation during a difficult time in my life,” Penny explains. “I want to share that joy with others. It was a natural fit to host a paddling event during October—breast cancer awareness month—this year to benefit Brenton’s Battle.” Funds raised at Paddle in Pink will support Vero Beach local, Brenton Fannin, 14, in his continued fight against Osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Brenton was first diagnosed in 2018. Brenton attended school at Osceola Magnet and Storm Grove. Due to his illness, he attends virtual school as a 9th grader. Plan a staycay at Costa d’Este and live like a local. Room rates are discounted for the event. The party kicks off on Friday night at 6pm as we listen to the sounds of East Harbor playing on the pool deck of Costa d’Este. Food and drink specials are available. On Saturday morning, start your day with yoga by Level Yoga or paddling (weather permitting) then stay to play at Costa d’Este. Mimosas and Muffins sponsored by Florida Cancer Specialists. Paddle in Pink is a free event with a variety of activities for all. Enjoy yoga, group paddle, live music, chance drawings and more. Be sure to enter to win one of two paddleboards up for grabs: a LIVE Watersports 12’ L2FISH paddleboard, tickets are $100 or 3 for $200. Or a pink 11’6 BruSurf Cruiser paddleboard donated by Paddleboard House, tickets are $25 or 5 for $100. Order online in advance at PaddleInPink.org by October 4, or purchase tickets during Paddle in Pink. The drawing will be held October 5 at the event. If you can’t make either event, please consider making a donation online or in person, every donation makes a difference! For more information, visit PaddleInPink.org or call (321) 438-8733.

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FRI, OCT 4th • 6-9pm SAT, OCT 5th • 8:30am-4pm

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PaddleInPink.org Written by REILLY KOONTZ Photographed by PENNY TRANCHILLA 50

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