Saturday, October 15th the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation hosted The Link – Partners in Pink, its 14th annual run/walk to raise awareness and funding for cancer care and healing in our community. During the beautiful fall day, more than 400 participants, volunteers and cancer survivors were in attendance at Whitney Commons Park wearing their pink and big smiles in support of this event and the fight against all cancers.
The event proceeds of nearly $50,000 will support the Comfort Care Program at Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Welch Cancer Center (WCC). The program is overseen by WCC Manager Tommi Ritterbusch. With the help of Tommi and her team, funds are made available to cancer patients facing all cancer types and help provide them with the most comfortable experience during their cancer journey.
“Each year is bit different, but the community’s interest and support for all those who face a cancer journey continues to grow. In the minds of all of us who participate, the day has become much more than a fundraiser,” according to Ada Kirven, Director of Donor Relations. “The Link is an October tradition for our community. The power of a large group—all of us there for the same reason, to recognize our loved ones and those touched by cancer.” Kirven goes on to say “When someone receives a diagnosis, the daily challenges of life can feel overwhelming—we want to show support and encourage people.”
The Link-Partners in Pink Committee thanks all those who participated, sponsored, made a donation and volunteered their time. Cancer education and prevention resources are now more accessible to our community, because of amazing and caring people.
For more information about the WCC’s Patient Comfort Care please contact the Welch Cancer Center at 307.674.6022.
Community members may call The Foundation at 307.673.2418 or visit sheridahospital.org for additional information about the hospital or this project.