Nonprofit organization Dive into the Pink is delighted to announce the winners of the Think Pink photo competition, hosted by DivePhotoGuide. The competition, organized by Dive into the Pink, invited photographers to submit their most exciting images featuring the color pink, with proceeds used to support the fight against breast cancer. The contest drew a phenomenal response, with nearly 300 entries raising over $2500.
Nick More took first prize with his fantastic portrait of a gray seal, winning a trip to Crystal Blue Resort in the Philippines. Other winners included Suzan Meldonian and Fredrik Ehrenström, who won underwater lights from Kraken Sports, and Alison Perkins, who won an autographed book by Dr. Alex Mustard. Images can be viewed at http://uwpho.to/2w8N1Uo
The winning images will be used to help promote the second annual Pink Auction, a silent online auction that kicks off on October 1, 2017 at 4 pm PDT. Items up for bidding include exotic dive trips, dive gear, underwater photography gear, jewelry, and apparel. Bidding will remain open through 4:00 pm PDT on October 7, 2017 at www.32auctions.com/divepink2017.
Dive into the Pink was founded in 2016 by Allison Vitsky Sallmon, a breast cancer survivor, veteran scuba diver, and underwater photographer, who wanted to raise money to fight cancer by mobilizing the scuba community through dive charters and dive-related activities. Dive into the Pink is a 501c3 organization, and 100% of their proceeds are redistributed. Beneficiaries include the Young Survival Coalition (YSC), an international organization dedicated to the critical issues of young women with breast cancer, and the Guise Laboratory at Indiana University, who are investigating whether certain characteristics of the bone marrow microenvironment can alter/promote the spread of cancer to the bone.
If you would like more information about Dive into the Pink, the auction, or upcoming events, visit www.diveintothepink.org.