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Pink Pumpkin Festival helps breast cancer patients

The Pink Pumpkin Festival was held at The Summit in Reno on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. (Sinclair Broadcast Group)

The Summit hosted its annual Pink Pumpkin Festival on Saturday.

Organizers said the event, which ran at the Reno shopping center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., supports breast cancer awareness and benefits the Renown Health Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund through public donations.

The free event included natural pink Porcelain Doll pumpkins, food, live entertainment, face painting, children's activities, giveaways and more.

Moana Nursery sponsors the pink pumpkin patch. The nursery has partnered with the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation, which donates a portion of proceeds from every pink pumpkin sold toward organizations involved in breast cancer research, according to an event news release.

"Our patient assistance funds benefit those in our area who are battling cancer while struggling with financial hardships,” said Joel Muller, vice president of Renown Health Foundation. "These dollars help to cover desperately needed prescriptions, care and travel expenses for our patients. Renown Health is grateful to The Summit for its help and to be a part of this event once again this year."

As a reminder, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

CLICK HERE for more information on this event.

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