New campaign! Only in November and only in RIMI shops for every Schwarzkopf product purchased 10 cents will be donated to the Pink Train Foundation. All proceeds will go towards supporting women in Latvia with breast cancer.
- We will meet at Riga Central Station (inside, at the clock tower end, by the small Laima clock outside the Laima chocolate shop) at 09.00.
- The train leaves at 09.30 and arrives in Sigulda at 10.46. Please wear sensible walking gear and bring your own picnic.
- We anticipate returning to Riga on the train at 15.30 (arrival in Riga 16:48).
Dear friends and supporters! May 15 and the Lattelecom Riga marathon is nearly upon us and our team of 27 will be running/walking the following distances :
6 KM: Diāna Briede, Diāna Legzdiņa, Evita Kalniņa, Linda Lielauza, Marlēna Novika, Santa Jaunbērziņa, Tanya Wienand;
We will head for the Andrejs
Pumpurs Museum, where our guide will tell us a little more about
the bear-slaying hero, about the town of Lielvārde and the
traditional Lielvārde woven belt. We will be able to become
“Lāčplēsis" ourselves and try out his bed of stone, and count how
many times we can tie the Lielvārde belt around our
The Women's Day rally in Latvia will take place for the eight consecutive year on the occasion of International Women's Day, on March 8. This rally is for female participants only and this year promises to surprise the participants with a variety of novelties. Organised by the Association "Event agency".
Dear friends and supporters!
It is exactly one year since the Pink Train Foundation was founded. During the course of this year we have organised train trips around Latvia and other events - our launch reception at the British Embassy in April, participation in Riga's marathon in May, the enterTRAINment event and calendar presentation in October. More recently, this month we organised a calendar presentation in North England, and while in the UK we visited one of the leading cancer hospitals in Europe - Christie's - and initiated discussions about possible work experience visits for nursing staff in Latvia who work with breast cancer patients.
Over ten years ago,
in the UK, a film called "Calendar Girls" was made, based on a true
story about a group of women who posed, discreetly topless, for a
calendar, which was then sold to raise funds for cancer patients.
The Pink Train Foundation is proud to present Latvia's first ever
"Calendar Girls"! The models featured in our calendar are either
women who have had to face breast cancer themselves, or their
supporters – family, friends, colleagues – because only by
supporting each other is it possible to get through such a
difficult period in life. Each model has also written their message
to women with breast cancer in Latvia.
Today 22 people joined us on our trip to Dubulti where we visited the restored house of Latvian writer Aspazija as well as the unique fairy tale house before heading for the beach.
On 21st April 2015 the Pink Train Foundation’s launch event took place at the British Embassy. The Foundation started its work in autumn last year and was officially registered as a charity in December 2014. The Foundation was formed in order to provide modern support for women in Latvia diagnosed with breast cancer: namely, individual consultations with a psychologist and sessions with a physiotherapist. The Pink Train Foundation organises various events to raise funds to help those women who need these services.
On May 17 the Pink Train Foundation's team of 14 runners will be taking part in the Lattelecom Riga Marathon. Most of us will be running the 5 km but some will be running 10 and even 21 km. If you would like to sponsor us EUR 1 (or more!) per km please contact us or make your donation directly to one of our accounts - all proceeds will go towards providing emotional and physical support for women diagnosed with breast cancer in Latvia. Donate here!
We are delighted that the British Ambassador to Latvia H.E. Sarah Cowley has agreed to be the patron of the Pink Train Foundation.