Throughout the month of October, the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation hosted its second all Virtual, Link – Partners in Pink Run/Walk. To encourage participation and continue to keep our community safe, the Foundation opted to host the Link as a virtual month-long event, as opposed to the traditional one-day format.
We’re sincerely grateful for the outstanding support and generosity shown by our community, by all of you. Thanks to the involvement of hundreds of participants in this year’s event, an astounding $50,000 was raised and will go towards the comfort and care of Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Welch Cancer Center patients and their families.
The Foundation is also excited to announce the race winners in each category. Congratulations to Georgia Knauss on her 1st place finish in the 10K with a time of 1:02:00, Jancy Butterworth with his 5K winning time of 51:05, and our 1.5 Mile speed walker Emily Hawkins who finished in just under half-an-hour at 29:04.
The Link-Partners in Pink Committee gives our heartfelt thanks to all those who participated, sponsored, made a donation and volunteered their time. Resources to provide greater comfort and happier healing to our cancer patients have been made more readily available than ever before, because of the generous and selfless individuals who participated this year.
“The Link event started as a grass roots idea to support mammography and continues to evolve each year. It’s become a way to show our support and love to those we know going through diagnosis, treatment and recovery, along with our loved ones lost,” according to Ada Kirven, Director of Donor Relations. “This year, there was still a great sense of community, even when we all came together by staying apart. The Link provided an opportunity for team-building, a time for friends and family to enjoy the outdoors, and even solo runs. We feel honored to support cancer care and healing in our community with so many involved.”
Kirven adds that that when cancer is diagnosed at an early stage, when it 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. Foundation funds also support cancer screening and early detection.
To find out more or to see if you qualify for available screening funds, contact hospital Patient Financial Advocates at 307.675.4620. For more information about the hospital or The Link event, please call The Foundation at 307.673.2418 or visit sheridahospital.org.