Cookin’ for a Cause

Check presentation from the "Cookin' for a Cause" event in Dike.  Pictured in the photo are: (l to r) Jill Konken, Sara Fails, Linda Ohrt, Marty Mullnix (BPT) Darlene Bruns.

Check presentation from the “Cookin’ for a Cause” event in Dike. Pictured in the photo are: (l to r) Jill Konken, Sara Fails, Linda Ohrt, Marty Mullnix (BPT) Darlene Bruns.

On behalf of the Beyond Pink TEAM, I would like to thank the State Bank and Trust Company (SBTC) for designating the Beyond Pink TEAM as the recipient of their recent “Cookin’ for a Cause” event. We would also like to thank the Dike Community for their support of this event. A Total of $1186 was raised (including a match from SBTC) which will assist Cedar Valley breast cancer survivors going through treatment. The Beyond Pink TEAM gives grants in the form of helping with insurance deductibles, paying for medication, housing assistance, transportation, and utility payments.

The Beyond Pink TEAM, a non-profit organization of entirely volunteers, has been in the community for 25 years and goes beyond “pink” trinkets. Beyond Pink TEAM provides support through three different support groups, educates survivors and the community about the latest updates in breast cancer research, provides financial assistance to breast cancer survivors going through treatments and advocates for research to end breast by 2020.

For many years Beyond Pink TEAM memebers have attended the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) in Washington DC, followed by Lobby Day. We have a great relationship with both Iowa Senators and all four Representatives. The NBCC goal is to now to shift the conversation from awareness and screening to prevention and saving lives- Ending Breast Cancer by 2020. For ways you can join in these efforts and learn more about the Beyond Pink TEAM, take time to look through our website!

Thank you to SBTC and the community of Dike for helping us do our work and continue our mission to provide breast cancer prevention, education, support, and advocacy for comprehensive, quality care in the Cedar Valley and surrounding communities.

-Jacque Bakker, Beyond Pink TEAM member and breast cancer survivor

Posted in From the Team, Fundraiser