COOKEVILLE – The Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation is altering normal fundraising plans in support of the Pink Ribbon Program in 2020. The Pink Gala normally takes place in April, but the dance was not held due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. This year, the Foundation is hosting an online “Pink Auction” during July to raise funds for the Pink Ribbon Free Mammogram Program.
“The Pink Ribbon Program provides free mammogram services to about 400 local women each year who would otherwise be unable to access this potentially lifesaving service,” said John Bell, director of the Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation. “Because of the Pink Ribbon Program, breast cancer is caught in its early stages and lives are being saved. We hope the community will join us in raising funds for these local women.”
The Pink Auction features dozens of wonderful items donating by caring supporters, including “Dogwood Park Fountain”, an oil painting by Melinda Poston; Appalachian Glass Vessel, donated by Appalachian Center for Craft; handcrafted Dulcimer, donated by Harry Smith; Redbud Turned Bowl, donated by Hickory Haven Workshop; hand-embroidered quilt, donated by the Iris Chapter of the Embroiderer Guild; and many other items.
To view available auction items, please visit: www.CookevilleRegionalCharity.org/pink-auction.
In addition to the sale of auction items, Pink Ribbon planning Committee members are seeking mammogram sponsorships with gifts of $100, which may be made online or by mailing a check to CRMC Foundation, 1 Medical Center Blvd, Cookeville TN 38501, note: Pink Ribbon.
“Without the Gala this year, we are really depending on the community to respond with gifts earmarked for the Pink Ribbon program in order for us to continue free mammogram services,” said Bell. “I hope everyone takes a look at the online auction and donates to sponsor a mammogram if they are able.”
The Pink Ribbon program receives generous support from Cumberland Imaging Associates, CHC Mechanical Contractors, Cherokee Distributing and many local families and individuals who are passionate about supporting breast-cancer patients and preventative health services.
Planning Committee Members Include: Colleen Long, Jill Moore, Gloria Bell, Amanda Bain, Amy Ellis, Brenda Floeter, Elizabeth Kase, Amanda Scott, John Bell, Hannah Davis, Tracy Galyean, Teresa Jones, Kandy McGuire, Angie Boles, Rachel Steidl and Rebecca Mahoney.
The Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The Foundation enhances the quality and availability of healthcare in the Upper Cumberland by offering charitable assistance to local patients, supporting healthcare services for the public, promoting compassionate programs for patients and encouraging investment in our regional, community-owned hospital, Cookeville Regional Medical Center.