Donate your gently used clothing, toys and home décor or furniture items for our first Tag sale! All proceeds benefit Twisted Pink. You will receive a tax receipt upon pickup of your donation. Contact: Stephanie Jones for pick-up of items at (502) 802-3204 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This year will mark the 5-year Annual Event that has raised over $100,000 for cancer research. The RTL Tennis Committee is twisting things up a bit and going pink! 100% of the event proceeds will be donated to Twisted Pink! Caroline Johnson, will speak about her journey with breast cancer and why she started the organization.
The idea for our tennis charity event was due to the inspiration of Marshall Sample and his battle with cancer. Marshall is an avid tennis player who has competed in USTA League tennis for many years at both 4.5 and 5.0 levels. Marshall had his first seizure at the age of 34 and was diagnosed with brain cancer in January of 2008. A biopsy revealed a grade-2 tumor and he was given, at best, five years to live. Neurosurgeons in the area informed him that due to the location of the tumor surgery would affect his mobility and speech. After 4 years of MRI's and countless doctor visits, his oncologist put him in touch with a world-renowned neurosurgeon at the University of California, San Francisco. In February of 2012 surgery removed 99.9% of a grade-3 tumor. Marshall was then placed on six rounds of chemo to clear out any remaining cancer cells. Marshall competed the entire time for a Men's 4.5 USTA Team captained by David English. Due to Marshall's tenacity and a misspelled word in English's emails, the team adopted the motto Refuse to Loose. After winning the USTA Louisville local league and Kentucky District Championships, Team Refuse to Loose advanced to the Southern Section Championships in Mobile, AL. Winning half of their matches in 3 set tiebreakers, the team won the Southern Sectional over Tennessee and advanced to the National Championships in Tucson, AZ where they finished in 5th place.
The 2018 Masquerade Ball will be held on January 13, 2018 at The Seelbach Hilton, Louisville, KY. This will be our fourth annual gala which includes cocktails, a silent auction, dinner and live band. We will host 12 metastatic breast cancer patient and their guest at no cost, thanks to our sponsors! This event is Twisted Pink's largest fundraiser of the year.