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Phone: 951-956-2120

Pink Skies Event this Weekend

Airplanes from March Air Reserve Base perform a flyover during the annual City of Perris Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 3
“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.

See the event flyer
Read about the original "Jump for the Cause" event...