Runnings' Ladies Night Out Raises $2,500 to Fight Breast Cancer
December 16, 2019
HURON, SD – The Runnings’ Ladies Night Out event, which was held October 16, raised $2,500 to help support breast cancer awareness and early detection.
The annual event, which has raised more than $11,700 over the last nine years, features a fun evening with breast cancer information, refreshments, door prizes and specials. It is coordinated by Laura Snowden of Runnings, and Huron Regional Medical Center mammography staff were also on hand to schedule mammograms and educate women about breast cancer prevention and detection.
“I continue to be impressed with the support we’ve receive for this event from friends and neighbors across the community,” said Shane Hood, store manager. “I’m also grateful for our employees who are very passionate about the event and raising funds for breast cancer awareness – they really work to make the evening fun for all involved.”
Shoppers could purchase a bucket for $2, which allowed them to receive 15 percent off the items they could fit into the bucket, with $1 of each purchase being donated. Runnings employees again donated a large variety of pink items 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 funds raised have been placed in the HRMC Foundation We’ve Got You Covered breast cancer fund to provide free mammograms to women in need.
“HRMC’s We’ve Got You Covered program is made possible in large part due to Runnings and this Ladies’ Night Out event,” explained Shawn Martin, HRMC Foundation executive director. “Thanks to Runnings and other local partners, HRMC has been able to educate hundreds of women on the importance of early detection and more than 30 women have received no-cost mammograms through the We’ve Got You Covered program.”
Area women concerned about finances when scheduling a mammogram are invited to call 605-353-6214 or can apply for financial assistance online at www.huronregional.org/mammo. All inquiries are kept confidential.
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