Readers of this blog know that Joe loves when Mainers band together to raise money for an important cause. That's why he's currently promoting the Pink Tutu Ladies, a Maine-based fundraising group. Founded in Portland in 2014, the goal of the PTL is to bring together women participating in Maine Cancer Foundation's Tri For a Cure to make fundraising fun and easy. Between 2014 and 2017, The Pink Tutu Ladies have raised over $150,000 for the Maine Cancer Foundation.
Over the years, the group make-up has changed as women join or leave the group. Some of the original group have gone on to become marathoners and IronMan finishers, and others have gone on to fundraiser for other organizations. But any woman is welcome to join The Pink Tutu Ladies - as long as she has a passion for raising money and is willing to ask for donations while wearing a tutu.
PTL has many different fundraisers throughout the year, including restaurant nights, attending SeaDogs games and concerts, and party events with local bands and silent auctions.