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HARD ROCK GETS INTO BED FOR THE CAUSE™
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Launches "PINKTOBER™," 12th Annual Breast Cancer Research & Awareness Campaign
Proceeds from Selected Room Stays, Drinks and PINKTOBER Merchandise to Benefit Breast Cancer Research Foundation; Lita Ford and Other Shows to Benefit Memorial Breast Cancer Center
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Get into the pink this fall by celebrating PINKTOBER™ at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood! This year marks the 12th year of Hard Rock International's support for breast cancer research and awareness and the fourth year for Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood's efforts. Hard Rock will donate proceeds from specially designated "pink-sheet" hotel rooms and Hard Rock Cafe - Hollywood limited edition PINKTOBER collectibles and apparel to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation ®, the Caron Keating Foundation and select local charities worldwide.
Additional proceeds from this year's regional PINKTOBER campaign featuring a concert by Lita Ford and the Fire Brigade plus other local shows will benefit the Memorial Breast Cancer Center.
Once again, the hotel has set aside special "Get into Bed" PINKTOBER pink-hued, guitar-embossed Sleep Like a Rock bedded guest rooms with 25 percent of the room rate to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The PINKTOBER room packages start at $229 (plus tax) for one night (Sunday – Friday, only) and include a complimentary commemorative PINKTOBER Hard Rock pin and a PINKTOBER t-shirt, a $25 Hard Rock Cafe food credit, a $25 Beach Club or Blue Plate food credit and a $25 Body Rock Spa credit. The select guestrooms will also be outfitted with special collectible PINKTOBER bathrobes that can be purchased in the Body Rock Spa and Seminole Hard Rock Retail Store, with a portion of the proceeds donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, pink towels and pink duvets. Guests will have an added opportunity to contribute additional funds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation upon checking out.
Additionally, the Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood will be donating 75 percent of the retail purchase price of its limited edition collectible PINKTOBER Hard Rock pins ($12) and 15 percent of the retail purchase price of its men's and women's pink t-shirts ($24); "Sleep Like A Rock" bedding sheet sets (queen $100, king $120); robes ($80); and bags ($12) to the cause.
Soft pastel and hot pink hues will also liven up Center Bar, the Lobby Bar and the Beach Club as bartenders serve up Strawberry Basil Margaritas ($9), Strawberry Basil Lemonade ($5), Herbal Remedies ($9), and Raspberry Berets ($9). One dollar from the purchase price of each drink will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
A variety of concerts in the Hard Rock Cafe - Hollywood will benefit the Memorial Breast Cancer Center. On October 14 10 p.m. catch Lita Ford with Fire Brigade, on October 21 10 p.m. enjoy live entertainment with Stereotomy and on October 27 6 p.m. Melissa Burnos heats up the Hard Rock Cafe for the cause.
For more information about the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's PINKTOBER campaign and activities, please call (954) 327-ROCK, 1 800-937-0010 or visit www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com/pinktober or www.facebook.com/seminolehardrockhollywood .
Memorial Breast Cancer Center
Memorial Breast Cancer Center is the leading breast cancer treatment program in Broward County, offering patients and their families a superior level of individualized care. Conveniently located on the Memorial Regional Hospital campus in Hollywood and at Memorial Hospital West in Pembroke Pines in South Florida, the centers are two of only a few freestanding facilities nationwide dedicated exclusively to breast cancer.
About The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Since its inception in 1993, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF) has raised over $330 million to advance the most promising breast cancer research worldwide that will help lead to prevention and a cure in our lifetime. In 2011-2012, BCRF grants will be supporting more than 185 dedicated researchers at major medical institutions across the globe. If not for BCRF, many facts about the genetic basis of breast cancer would not be known, the link between exercise, nutrition and breast cancer risk would not be established, and the rate of mortalities would not continue its downward curve. BCRF-funded scientists are responsible for these and many other critical achievements. Currently, more than 90 cents of every dollar donated is directed to breast cancer research and awareness programs. With exceptionally low administrative costs, BCRF continues to be one of the most efficient organizations in the country, having received 4-stars from Charity Navigator for nine consecutive years. Only 1% of over 5,500 evaluated charities have achieved this distinction. Furthermore, the Foundation continues to be designated an "A+" charity by The American Institute of Philanthropy. No other breast cancer organization has consistently received such high ratings. For more information about BCRF, visit www.bcrfcure.org.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino invites you to PLAYHARD! Play, stay, dine, and shop at South Florida's ultimate entertainment destination. Over 90 tables offer Blackjack, Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold'em Bonus Poker, Casino War and Let it Ride on a nearly three-acre casino floor. Additionally, 2,500 slots include the Native-American Casino linked Multi-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Separate high-limit rooms for table games and slots, in addition to a non-smoking room, are available for guests to enjoy. Loyal Player's Club members also have access to the exclusive VIP Plum Lounge and VIP Chef's Table show kitchen. The Poker Room at Seminole Paradise hosts various games and tournaments of Limit and No Limit Texas Hold 'em, 7-Card Stud and two dollar and four dollar limit Omaha Hi Lo games. Located inside the casino is Hard Rock Cafe -Hollywood, part of Hard Rock's 136 globally recognized rock 'n' roll themed restaurants. The Green Lodging Certified by the State of Florida, AAA Four Diamond-rated resort showcases 500 luxurious guest rooms, 17 restaurants and lounges, 40,000 square feet of meeting room space, the Body Rock Spa, 22 boutique shops, 12 nightclubs, the 400-seat Paradise Live theater and the 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. Located on State Road 7 (U.S. 441) in Hollywood, Florida. Take I-95, exit Stirling Rd. and travel west to 1 Seminole Way. For more information, call (954) 327-ROCK, 1 800-937-0010 or visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com or www.facebook.com/seminolehardrockhollywood .