Mission Statement: To bring music and humanity together center stage to raise breast health awareness and support local breast cancer programs.
In the fall of 2007 local artist Cori Yarckin organized a benefit show for a local breast cancer charity. At the same time Mark Hollamon was promoting a show at the House of Blues-Orlando with rock legends Soul Asylum. Mark asked Cori to play the show and the two labeled the event Rock Pink.
Cori and Mark with other founding members Dave Fragale and Angie Carloss saw the opportunity to reach out to a younger demographic realizing this was a way to close an educational gap in the community. The goal was to combine the natural draw of local area musical talent with a softer approach to raise breast health awareness starting at a younger age as early detection of the disease substantially increases the chance for effective treatment and survival. The phrase “Get to Know Your Breasts™” became the mantra at all Rock Pink events. One out of every eight women is affected by breast cancer in her lifetime.
The Rock Pink Concert Series was developed in 2008 and its cornerstone was the Rock Pink Battle of the Bands in which local talent jointly promoted shows and competed with each other with the winner earning the coveted opening spot at a national Rock Pink show.
In addition to the concert series Rock Pink has been a part of many local events including WTKS’s Miss Monster Show and WJRR’s Earthday Birthday 15
Rock Pink has been featured on MY65’s Orlando Matters with Keith Landry, FOX 35’s Morning News with Christine Van Blockland, the Mel Taylor Show on the #1 rock radio station in Orlando WJRR, and The Monsters in the Morning show on the #1 talk radio station in Orlando WTKS.