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The month of October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in Holliston, it’s the month of Holliston Walks, a fundraising walk for Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute, as well as the month of the annual pink event. For years, the event was held by The Bird in Hand, which has recently closed its doors. This year, Diane Marrazzo, owner of The Grapevine, at 21 B. Charles Street, has taken the event torch, hosting The Pink Event on Thursday, November 7th, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. The event will benefit the Maryellen Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund, which gives college scholarships to deserving seniors from Holliston High School who have given back to their community through volunteer work and/or assistance to family.
“We’re very grateful to the many years The Bird in Hand has done The Pink Event, and, now that they’re closing, The Grapevine has graciously offered to do that event for us all day and evening,” says Katie Connors, one of the organizers of the Walk Against Breast Cancer, which was founded by Miller.
Diane Marrazzo says she plans to make it “really, really special.” She will offer raffle items either donated by her vendors or donated by other local businesses, with all proceeds benefiting the scholarship fund, and she’ll devote 10% of her sales from the day as well.
“I was flattered to do it,” says Marrazzo, who also has lost family members to breast cancer. She plans on offering pink cupcakes, something pink to drink and has put together a special fundraiser of a pink, high-heeled shoe made of paper, filled with a foot soak. She’ll sell these for $5, during the whole month of October, with 100% of the proceeds to the scholarship foundation.
“I’m calling it “These Shoes Were Made for Stomping,” says Marrazzo.

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Shown is a special item, a pink shoe filled with a foot soak, which Diane Marrazzo, owner of The Grapevine, will sell during October as a fundraiser for the Maryellen Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Grapevine will be hosting The Pink Event, a day of fundraising for the scholarship fund, on November 7th, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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