Smoke Alarm Installation Rally - Carolina Beach

Did you know? Seven times a day someone dies in a home fire in the United States. A staggering 60% of all fire fatalities occurred in a home that did not have a working smoke alarm!

You can save a life on Saturday, February 28, 2015 by joining American Red Cross volunteers, the Carolina Beach Fire Department and your neighbors as we go door-to-door to install 100-150 smoke alarms in select neighborhoods in Carolina Beach.

In teams of 4, volunteers will disperse into targeted neighborhoods to install smoke alarms, educate residents on fire safety, and document installations for grant reporting purposes.

For more information, please contact James Jarvis at james.jarvis3@redcross.org or at 910-762-2683.

Please join us!

When: Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Carolina Beach Fire Department
9 South Dow Road, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(Corner of Cape Fear & Dow)


Spotlight on Business: Pleasure Island Day of Hope

Pleasure Island Day of Hope, Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 whose mission is to bring cancer awareness to the Community while raising funds that will help our family, friends and neighbors who are going through their cancer journey.

In 2015 we will be having our “Toes in the Sand” Beach walk on September 26th. This will be our 3rd Annual event and is a stroll on the beach with all proceeds used to support our Community residents with any cancers, who need financial assistance. In addition, we help NHRMC Pink Ribbon Project provide mammography screening and diagnostic testing for breast cancer.

We are also in the planning stages for a Survivor/Caregiver group which we are looking to begin the 2nd quarter of 2015. This group will focus on wellness issues and invite speakers who will provide information on the survivors’ cancer journey and the role of the caregiver during that time. Also, complimentary treatments will be highlighted which will be beneficial to both the survivor and caregiver (ie: acupuncture, massage, exercise, etc.).

In 2014 we introduced our “Day of Hope Necklace” as a fundraiser and they are available throughout the year. Necklaces are available by contacting us via our website or visiting Touché Ladies Fashions in Carolina Beach.

Our website is currently open to accept donations and to register for our “Toes in the Sand” beach walk. Visit us at: www.dayofhopepi.org. We are also on Facebook at: Pleasure Island Day of Hope.


Special Olympics Annual Polar Plunge

Special Olympics NHC provides year round sports training, competition, social events and Camp Shriver summer camp for people eight years of age and older with intellectual disabilities.We invite you to join us in the Annual Polar Plunge 5k. Participants are encouraged to dress up for their 5K, which winds through Kure Beach and ends in the sand! 

Polar Plunge

Saturday, February 21
11:00 AM – Packet Pick Up and Registration Open
11:00 AM – Chinese Auction Tent Opens
12:30 PM – Costume Contest
1:15 PM – Packet Pick Up & Registration for 5K & 1K Ends
1:30 PM –  5K and 1K Starts
2:00 PM – Chinese Auction Closes
3:05 PM – Plunge

3:20 PM – Awards Begin (This time is approximate & may vary)

Participants may park around Kure Beach
About the Cause
In New Hanover County, over 600 athletes participate in Special Olympics. Our program receives no government funding and relies solely on private and corporate support as well as the efforts of over 300 volunteers to provide these services at no cost to the athletes or their families. Run for a cause on a perfectly measured 5K course open to all ages and skill levels. 

5k runners and 1 mile fun walkers are not required to plunge but are encouraged to heat up with the run/walk and cool down with the polar plunge. Find your inner super hero! Teams or individuals can dress in costume to add to the fun. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.

Pleasure Island Event Calender

More Polar Plunge Information


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