Brookings, S.D. (12/02/2015) – Yes, Brookings IS tough enough. The 2015 Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign raised $5,133 to donate towards the fight against cancer. Staff members at the Swiftel Center presented the total campaign funds to Brookings Health System Foundation last week.
“A huge thanks to the Brookings community for supporting Tough Enough to Wear Pink,” said Tom Richter, Swiftel Center executive director. “We are proud to partner with Brookings Health System Foundation in the fight against cancer. We are lucky to have this quality institution in our hometown!”
More than 1,300 t-shirts were purchased with 100% of the proceeds staying local to support the fight against cancer. The Swiftel Center works with Brookings Health System Foundation to effectively distribute funds. This year, campaign funds will be used to provide specialized cancer education and training to local cancer care teams at Avera Medical Clinic in Brookings and Brookings Health System. Funds will also be used locally to promote cancer screening benefits and provide financial assistance to patients in need.
Available funds can be applied to the cost of chemotherapy infusion performed at Avera Medical Clinic in Brookings or Brookings Health System; breast biopsies, ultrasounds, lymphedema therapy, mastectomies and reconstructive surgery performed at BHS; or post-mastectomy products from Brookings Health System-Avera Home Medical Equipment store. Applications are available from Brookings Health System Foundation; please contact 605-696-8855 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign. To-date, more than $46,000 has been raised.