The Pink Bandanas Junior Guild is a group of 8th grade girls who raise money for pediatric brain tumor research at Seattle Children's Hospital.
The girls started the guild in honor of their friend Sarah who lost her brave battle with a brain tumor at the age of 9. Their name comes from the bandanas Sarah wore when she was going through chemotherapy, usually in her favorite color pink.
The Pink Bandanas' main source of fundraising is selling elastic ponytail holders and headbands that they hand cut and tie. They sell their elastics at 7 retail locations in Seattle and at a variety of special events.
Since forming the guild in March, 2012, they have raised over $45,000. Although their mission is serious, they carry Sarah's sparkle and infectious smile with them.
"Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink!"