“Jump for the Cause 2009” coordinator Mary Tortomasi displays the hot-pink jumpsuit that many participants will wear when they attempt a world record skydive to raise money for breast cancer awareness. Tortomasi, who works for Skydive Perris, is a veteran of more than 2,000 jumps.
The historic Santa Fe Depot is the site of Saturday’s showing of the documentary “Pink Skies,” which details the 2009 world-record parachute jump in Perris that raised nearly $2 million for breast-cancer awareness and research.
The event takes place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Depot at Fourth and D Streets in Downtown Perris and includes hors d’oeuvres and an evening showing of the film.
“Pink Skies” tells the story of the world’s largest women-only parachute jump, which took place above the Perris Valley Skydiving center on Sept. 29, 2009. A total of 181 women from 31 countries took part in the record-setting skydive. The movie also introduces several skydivers who are battling the disease and who relate their personal battles with cancer.
Admission to the showing of “Pink Skies” is free.