CMC-Union’s “Tickled Pink” Event Nets $30,000 for Breast Cancer Patients
October 26, 2011
Carolinas Medical Center-Union’s 3rd Annual Tickled Pink for Breast Cancer set a new record for funds raised in support of breast cancer patients this year. At the comedy and charity event held at Rolling Hills Country Club on Oct. 15, organizers presented a check to the Edwards Cancer Center for $30,766.69. This amount includes funds raised that evening and by breast cancer awareness merchandise sales at CMC-Union. It also includes a donation from the Piedmont Community Breast Cancer Walk Committee.
“I’m amazed by the continuous generosity and support shown for breast cancer patients in our community, and I’m proud that CMC-Union has been able to lead this effort for the past three years,” said Michael Lutes, president of CMC-Union. “The funds raised at Tickled Pink will ultimately save lives, and we’ll continue to raise funds as long as there is a need in the community.”
Funds raised through Tickled Pink are used to help uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients with necessary medical and personal expenses. Funds are also used to provide free mammogram screenings for those who qualify. To date, Tickled Pink funds have been used to help more than 80 women in the community.
To learn more about Tickled Pink for Breast Cancer, visit www.tickledpink4bc.com.