Tuesday, September 30, 2014


CLAYTON, New York (September 30, 2014) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, announced today that it will “go pink” in the month of October as part of the annual nationwide push of breast cancer awareness and its ties to the North Country.

Beginning Wednesday, October 1 and running throughout the entire month, the ABM will seek donations at the Museum’s Admissions Desk to benefit the Samaritan Circle of Hope Cancer Awareness Fund. Visitors making a donation will receive a pink ABM logo cutout to sign their name to, which will be displayed in the front lobby.  Any visitor making a $10 or greater donation will also receive a free commemorative 50th Boat Show or National Motorboat Show pint glass.

In addition, the ABM will be hosting a select number of breast cancer survivors in October, via Samaritan Medical, for a relaxing cruise on the St. Lawrence River.

About Samaritan Circle of Hope Cancer Awareness Fund

The mission of the Samaritan Circle of Hope Cancer Awareness Fund is to raise funds and allocate those funds toward improving the health and well-being of all cancer patients throughout Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties. 

Samaritan's Circle of Hope Cancer Awareness group hosts an Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Dinner, which will be held on October 16. For more information, please visit samaritanhealth.com.

About Antique Boat Museum

Located on the St. Lawrence River in the 1000 Islands, the Antique Boat Museum features a collection of over 300 antique and classic boats, among thousands of recreational boating artifacts. In 2015, the ABM will host the 51st annual Antique Boat Show and Auction, the longest running such show in North America. For more information, please visit the Museum’s website at abm.org.