The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation announced plans for its 13th Annual Link – Partners in Pink Run/Walk during the month of October. The effort supports comfort and cancer care for the community at the Welch Cancer Center.
According to a Foundation release, this year’s Link will once again be held as a virtual month-long event.
“We encourage everyone to get out, dress in pink and go for walks with family, friends, or co-workers to support The Virtual Link – Partners in Pink throughout the month of October. To register and support the cause, go to sheridanhospital.org. Individual registration is $40 and includes a T-shirt. All funds raised this year support comfort and care for Welch Cancer Center patients and their families at the Welch Cancer Center,” Director of Donor Relations Ada Kirven said. “Businesses and other civic groups are also able to sponsor team walkers and may call our office, 673-2418, for team set up information.”
Though the walk extends throughout the month, T-shirt pick-up for registered participants is Saturday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. – noon at Whitney Commons Park. The drive through process has been designed to be safe and easy. The Link-Partners in Pink Committee invites the public to come see them at Whitney Commons Park behind the Hub on Smith. The Link volunteers will be there to greet you. Registration is also available on-site that day.
“Friday, Oct. 15, is Wear Pink Day in our communities and we encourage businesses and everyone to put on their pink for cancer awareness,” Kirven said.
“Each year our event continues to evolve, it’s become more than just a fundraiser. This is our 13th year, and it’s a beautiful way to encourage and boost the spirits of those who face cancer and their families and care providers. All of us joining to recognize people in our lives who have been touched by cancer. This fall tradition for our community is an honor. Our expert care team at the Welch Cancer Center is a group of the most amazing people. Each day they provide kindness and compassion and positively impact care. We can’t thank them enough and look forward to supporting their work with this year’s proceeds,” Kirven said.
According to the Foundation, when cancer is diagnosed at an early stage, when it isn’t too large and hasn’t spread, successful treatment is more likely, and in some cases a cure is possible. Community members are encouraged to see their provider if they have health concerns or questions, and to follow recommended cancer screening guidelines. To find out more or to see if you qualify for screening assistance funds, please contact the Hospital’s Patient Financial Advocates at 307-675-4620. They are trained to help you understand the available funding and reach essential care.
The Link-Partners in Pink Committee would like to thank those who participate, sponsor, volunteer their time, and make donations.
“Our generous community ensures cancer education and prevention resources are more accessible to community members.” The Link-Partners in Pink Committee said in statement.
For additional information about the hospital or The Link, call The Foundation at 307-673-2418 or visit sheridahospital.org