October is the international Breast Cancer Awareness month and to mark this occasion, several landmark buildings in Reykjavik will be illuminated in pink, such as Hallgrímskirkja church, the University of Iceland and Harpa Music and conference hall. In the countryside you may also notice hay bales wrapped in pink instead of the regular white wrapping.
The pink ribbon campaign is an internationally operating charity organization to raise awareness of cancer among women. This year the jeweler Ása Gunnlaugsdóttur designed the pink ribbon brooch in Iceland and the focus is to raise money for education and counseling to individuals throughout the country diagnosed with cancer and their families. The brooch costs 2.000 kr. and is available at shops around Iceland and online.
CenterHotels are proud participants in raising awareness for this worthy cause and we are geared up for a pink October.
The Pink Drink
During the month of October SKÝ Restaurant & Bar, Ísafold Restaurant, Jörgensen Kitchen & Bar and Centerhotel Plaza bar will be offering a refreshing cocktail called ‘The Pink Drink’. The Pink Drink will be available both with and without alcohol, at a great price AND the best part is that a portion of each Pink Drink sold goes to the Pink Ribbon project.
Pink Yoga and Spa for a cause
Centertainment will host a charity yoga event on Thursday October 12th at CenterHotel Miðgarður.
Thorey yoga instructor will lead a gentle Hatha yoga class focusing on breathing exercises, easy poses, stretches and relaxation. After the class participants have the option to continue their relaxation in the new Miðgarður Spa where of course The Pink Drink will be available for purchase.
To secure your place sign up here. Donation is 2.000 kr with 100% of the proceeds going to the Pink Ribbon project.