Island Free Press: October is the time to Drink Pink on Hatteras Island

[photo courtesy Pamlico Deli in Frisco]

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The month of October is nationally recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s an important designation for women everywhere, which includes our island neighbors who are close to home.

This is why on Hatteras Island, a number of local restaurants and businesses have joined the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation (HICF) in their annual Drink Pink Campaign, which raises funds through delicious and island-wide libations.

HICF is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that provides support for cancer patients and their families who live on Hatteras Island. Founded in the year 2000, the HICF provides helps to local residents dealing with cancer by assisting with needs such as travel expenses, prescriptions and medical supplies, as well as medical bills that are not covered by insurance.

To date, the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation has assisted over 207 islanders with cancer and their families with grants in excess of $1,000,000.

In an effort to address this continual need for help throughout Hatteras Island, the “Drink Pink” campaign was first launched in October 2014 by Jomi Price at Ketch 55, and has grown every year with more and more restaurants and businesses getting involved.

This toast-worthy event features ample opportunities to sample pink drinks of all varieties – from milkshakes to cocktails – as restaurants offer their own pink concoctions, with all proceeds going to the HICF.

During the month of October, restaurants across Hatteras Island will support HICF by including a special pink drink on their menus, or other fundraising events. HICF encourages locals and visitors to sample the various drinks – (responsibly of course) – from the different locations.

Photo by Dinky’s in Hatteras

HICF 2021 Drink Pink Participating Establishments as are follows:

*More establishments may be added.

  • Pamlico Deli in Frisco
  • Café Pamlico in Buxton
  • Ketch 55 in Avon
  • Hatteras Sol in Hatteras
  • Island Bakery in Avon
  • Tavern on 12 in Frisco
  • Dinky’s in Hatteras
  • Conner’s in Buxton

Please stop by any of the above organizations to purchase your pink drink and to make a contribution to a very worthy organization that has been helping islanders battle cancer since 2000.

For more information on Drink Pink, and other October events hosted by the HICF including the upcoming HICF 5K, see

Photo by Cafe Pamlico in Buxton