Picture of a family standing in their yard with flamingos and a sign that says:
YOU'VE BEEN FLOCKED
FUNDRAISER FOR PAINT IT PINK
2020 Paint it Pink Fundraisers Cancelled-Community Continues to Give Back to Program
October went by without the usual community hubbub around breast cancer and the local Paint It Pink program. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a majority of the annual fundraisers and events were cancelled due to the inability to social distance and the desire of the organizers to help keep the community as safe as possible. But that didn't stop many local people from remembering the importance of breast health, of the good work Paint It Pink does in the community, and of holding small raffles and events, and giving generously to make sure Paint It Pink still had a successful year.
Since Paint It Pink fundraising efforts began in 2007, the fund has helped to provide a digital mammography machine, a 3D Mammography machine, and hundreds of free diagnostic and screening mammograms and breast ultrasounds to uninsured men and women in Lincoln County.
"We are so proud of the work that has been accomplished and are grateful to all of the community members and businesses that come together year after year to make it possible," stated Kate Stephens, Marketing Manager and PIP Coordinator at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center. "And even though we were unable to hold most of our regular fundraisers and events due to the pandemic, this year was no exception to the generosity of our community!"
"The total amount raised for 2020 Paint it Pink was over $2,200, and all of that came from a few businesses in the community and a handful of individuals who hold this cause near and dear to their hearts," continued Stephens. "We are so pleased that although we weren't able to hold the fun run, breast health and bingo event, logger activities, flamingo flocking, and others that places like The DOME Theatre, The Western News, The Quilt Cottage, and individual Scentsy Consultants still came together for the cause! We are looking forward to getting back to Paint It Pink in all of its glory in 2021 and hope the community will come out and join us at our events," she concluded.
If you are interested in getting involved in the Paint It Pink program or holding your own PIP fundraiser or awareness event next year, please contact Kate (283-7140) or Paula (283-7221) at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center.
If you would like more information about how to receive a free mammogram through the Paint It Pink program, please speak with your health care provider.