Runnings' Ladies Night Out Raises $1,230 to Combat Breast Cancer
December 09, 2016
HURON, SD – A local breast cancer awareness event has raised $1,230 to help support breast cancer awareness and detection.
This is the sixth year Huron’s Runnings store has hosted a Ladies Night Out in October with breast cancer information, refreshments, door prizes and specials with the funds contributed to Huron Regional Medical Center Foundation’s breast cancer awareness fund.
“This event just continues to grow and expand, thanks to the support of Huron and the surrounding communities,” said Shane Hood, store manager. “Our employees also are very passionate about the event and raising funds for breast cancer awareness and really work to make the evening fun for all involved.”
The event was coordinated by Laura Snowden of Runnings in Huron. Members of the Huron Regional Medical Center mammography team, Donna Haigh, RT(R) (M), and Sue Hedlund, RT(R) (M) (CT), along with OB/GYNs Dr. Elyse Brock and Dr. Sara Castellanos, were on-hand to schedule mammograms and educate women about breast cancer prevention and detection.
Shoppers could purchase a pink bucket for $2, which allowed them to receive 15 percent off the items they could fit into the bucket. The HRMC Foundation received $1 from each bucket purchased. Again this year, Runnings employees donated pink items purchased in the store to be raffled to customers. Throughout the month of October, Runnings customers could make a donation to post a pink ribbon sign in honor or memory of a loved one, adding to the total raised. The donation has been placed in the We’ve Got You Covered breast cancer fund in the HRMC Foundation.
“In total, $18,958 was raised to help fight breast cancer this year through events at Runnings stores in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, New York, New Hampshire and Montana,” explained Hood. “Since 2010, Ladies Night has raised close to $50,000 for cancer-affiliated organizations.
“HRMC’s We’ve Got You Covered program is made possible in large part due to Runnings and this Ladies Night Out event,” explained Haigh. “Thanks to Runnings and the efforts of local volleyball fundraisers, HRMC was able to assist 23 women in receiving no-cost mammograms during October – and, we’ve been able to extend the program to be available all year long.”
Area women concerned about finances when scheduling a mammogram are invited to contact Haigh at 353-6214 or visit www.huronregional.org/mammos for information about the free mammogram program.
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