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    Silent Auction – Safire3 149 and a PD150 reserve

    A fellow skydiver donated a complete rig.  It’s a Vector container with a Safire3 149 and a PD150 reserve. Additionally, it has a Skyhook and a Cypress. Jeremy Karnopp our rigger here has fully inspected the rig and declares it in great condition. I, Marian, have a detailed report of the inspection. The inspection will be available at the PinkFest Boogie on October 17 & 18 at Skydive Spaceland Houston.  I will also make it available upon request. Just send me an email at Marian@jumpfortherose.org This will be a  will silent auction. You may put in your bid  at the Jump for The Rose Pinkfest Boogie 2020. Also, you may…

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    JUMP for the ROSE PINKFEST BOOGIE 2020

    On Oct 17 at 9 AM – Oct 18 at 4 PM CDT we are hosting our annual funding raising PINKFEST BOOGIE  at Skydive Spaceland Houston in Rosharon, TX.  Of course, because of Covid-19 we will be using all recommended safety precautions. The event is open to the public. Visitors can enjoy watching us skydive and some may even want to try their first tandem skydive!! If you book a tandem on October 17 & 18 and Spaceland will donate a portion of the proceeds to Jump For The Rose!We’ll also have some great raffle items that skydivers and non skydivers will enjoy. Plus, some cool shirts and buffs. Silent…

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    Jump For The Rose Pinkfest Boogie Raffle 2020

    I am pleased to announce this year’s premier raffle item!  Performance Designs, one of our best supporters, donated a SABRE3 Canopy! To learn more about this canopy visit Performance Design’s site! You must be a licensed skydiver to win. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased at Skydive Spaceland Houston now and thru the event. If you donate to Jump for The Rose and providing that you are a licensed skydiver, I will provide you 1 raffle ticket for every $10.00 you donate in the raffle for the SABRE 3 Canopy! Please let Marian know that you are or are not a licensed skydiver in paypal when you donate.…

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    JFTR -10th Annual Pinkfest Boogie

    Jump For The Rose 10th Annual Pinkfest Boogie This year, Jump For The Rose Pinkfest Boogie at Skydive Spaceland Houston was joined by Parachutists over phorty! James Guido Davis organized the POPS Nationals event. Joseph L. Taylor and the Jumpers Over Seventy (JOS) knocked out a World Record, and Michael Swearingen brought his flock of wingsuiters to make a beautiful pink ribbon in the sky! Jump For The Rose (JFTR) is a skydiving non-profit that raises funds to help breast cancer patients who don’t have insurance get help at The Rose, a non-profit breast cancer organization, Houston’s largest and oldest non-profit breast cancer facility. Marian Sparks started the charity after The Rose helped her when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and…

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    Pinkfest Boogie 2019 – Highlights

    We are excited to join with POPS – USA this year as they hold their event POPS Nationals October 2-6 2019! This is the same weekend as Jump for The Rose’s Pinkfest boogie at Skydive Spaceland Houston! From all of us at JFTE, we are looking forward to meeting you Guido TopPop!! USPA President Chuck Akers will be on hand to organize his legendary Chuckways jumps. Maybe we can get a pink bra on him again this year! Our local songstress and Skydiva Susan Hickman is scheduled to join us Saturday night October 5th, 2019 for a great concert after the beer light comes on! Jumpers Over Seventy, JOS will…

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    HURRICANE HARVEY- A CONTRIBUTOR TO INCREASE IN CANCER CASES?

    Two years after Hurricane Harvey, the number of breast cancer diagnoses is up 34%.  Dorothy Gibbons, from The Rose, talks about a possible correlation between Hurricane Harvey and this increase. Please read this important information and ask yourself: “Have I or my loved ones (mother, daughter, sister, wife) been screened since then? Are my sons, brothers, and my husband doing self exams looking for lumps that shouldn’t be there? Please read this important article by Dorothy Gibbons. Hurricane Harvey- A Contributor to increase in Cancer Cases?