Throughout the month of October, the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation hosted its first all Virtual, Link – Partners in Pink Run/Walk. To encourage participation and keep our community safe, instead of a one-day event, a virtual month-long event was developed.
We are humbled by the outstanding support from our community. Because of the participants an astounding $56,000 was raised and will benefit Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Welch Cancer Center Comfort Care program. Proceeds will assist with special needs of our patients and their families who are going through cancer treatment.
The Foundation is also excited to announce the race winners in each category. Congratulations to Mandy Galloway on her 1st place finish in the 10K with a time of 56:39, JJ McGinnis with his 5K winning time of 25:39, and our 1.5 Mile speed walker Melanie Daniel who finished in just under half-an-hour at 29 minutes even.
The Link-Partners in Pink Committee thanks all those who participated, sponsored, made a donation and volunteered their time. Cancer education and prevention resources, along with the comfort and healing for our cancer patients, are now more accessible to our community, because of the impact of the amazing and caring people who participated.
“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 co-workers, a time for friends and family to enjoy the outdoors, and even solo runs for individuals to clear their heads. We feel honored to support cancer care and healing in our community with so many involved.”
Kirven adds that 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. 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.