North Carolina Community Donates $150,000 to Breast Cancer Awareness
Various people in a community in North Carolina raised $150,000 to spread awareness about breast cancer. It was organized by Mission Foundation, a group that facilities charity drives for people in need.
It took only three events to raise that much money, which was donated to Mission Health’s Breast Cancer Program.
“We are grateful to have this level of support from our community,” Bruce Thorsen, president of Mission Foundation, said in a statement. “Asheville [North Carolina] understands the need for local support and caring for our own. The participation we received this year clearly demonstrates the compassion in this community.”
One of the events was Pink in the Park 5K, and it raised $9,000, which will benefit the Foundation’s Ladies Night Out initiative. This gives free mammograms to those in need.
There was also a golf tournament, which raised more than $100,000. Those donations will help fund the foundation’s programs at the SECU Medical Center.
Additional, the group has a Breast Cancer Endowment fund started by survivor Kay Finger. She and her husband Tom wanted there to be never-ending support for those affected by breast cancer.