Over $14,700 raised in the fight against breast cancer

The Foundation at Kittitas Valley Healthcare (KVH) and the Ellensburg Rodeo Association celebrated another successful Tough Enough to Wear Pink (TETWP) campaign in 2019. Money was raised through selling pink merchandise and accepting general donations on the Sunday of Ellensburg Rodeo. This year, $7,179 was raised on rodeo Sunday. In addition to the funds raised at the rodeo, TETWP volunteers generated over $6,500 through pick-your-prize raffle and merchandise sales at Kittitas Valley Healthcare. Gard Vintners also donated proceeds from their annual Gard Against Cancer. In total, over $14,700 was raised to help prevent and fight breast cancer in Kittitas County.

Ellensburg Rodeo President Jerry Doolin presents a check to The Foundation at KVH for the 2019 Tough Enough To Wear Pink campaign. L to R: Laura Bobovski, Donna Walker, Mary Seubert, Jerry Doolin, Connie Dunnington, Karen Schock, Julie Petersen

The Foundation at KVH uses the TETWP funds to provide free mammography screenings at Kittitas Valley Healthcare for patients in need and to support breast cancer education materials in our community. Early detection is key in the fight against breast cancer and The Foundation appreciates the support of the TETWP committee, the Ellensburg Rodeo, Gard Vintners and the community as a whole in continuing to ensure no patient goes without breast screenings in our community, regardless of financial ability.

Tough Enough to Wear Pink is a national campaign sponsored by Wrangler. The Foundation at KVH and the Ellensburg Rodeo Association partner each year to raise funds to support breast cancer awareness and prevention services in Kittitas County.

For more information on The Foundation at KVH TETWP Fund please visit www.kvhealthcare.org/foundation or contact the Foundation Office at 509-933-8669.