Carowinds and Komen Charlotte team up to save lives

By | July 19, 2013

Carowinds is proud to team up with Susan G. Komen Charlotte for Carowinds for the Cure, a four-week fundraising initiative. This special program will be held at the park and online from July 22nd through August 18th.

During Carowinds for the Cure, guests can purchase tickets to the park at a reduced price of $41.99. These special tickets will be sold exclusively online at, with one dollar ($1) from each ticket sold benefitting Komen Charlotte. Additional Carowinds for the Cure merchandise will be available for purchase at the park and with a portion of the proceeds going to the organization.

Beginning July 22nd, guests visiting the park will also have the opportunity to have fun and possibly win a car in the ‘adopt-a-duck’ raffle. Ducks can be purchased at the park, online and at Scott Clark Toyota and Honda for five dollars. Net proceeds from the raffle will go to Komen Charlotte. Each duck will be tossed into the pond beneath the Nighthawk rollercoaster through August 18th, when one duck will be randomly chosen. The winning duck’s corresponding owner wins a new car – either a 2013 Toyota Camry, or a 2013 Honda Accord, donated by Scott Clark Toyota and Honda.

Carowinds and Komen Charlotte aim to raise funds and awareness to encourage those undergoing treatment, celebrate survivors, and educate visitors on the importance of mammograms and early detection.

“We are proud to partner with Susan G. Komen Charlotte again this year,” said Bart Kinzel, Carowinds vice president and general manager. “Fighting this disease is a community effort and we’re committed to saving lives, and raising awareness.”

Lori Vaccaro, executive director for Komen Charlotte, is also excited to be working with Carowinds in the event’s third year. “We are very pleased with our annual partnership with Carowinds for the Cure,” she said. “The event brings in funds that our organization uses to assist people who are uninsured or underinsured and who need screening mammograms, diagnostic services, and treatment support. Through events like these, we are also much closer to finding a cure through research, giving hope to millions affected by the disease.”

To learn more about Carowinds for the Cure, including official raffle rules, more information on Komen Charlotte, or to purchase tickets or raffle ducks online, please visit