Think Pink Group Continues to Support Good Samaritan's Breast Care Center

A special group of individuals from Robinson, Illinois has once again made a large donation to Good Samaritan’s Breast Care Center. With their most recent contribution of $9,000, they have donated more than $52,000 to help local breast cancer patients.

The group’s leader, and breast cancer survivor, Kathy Arnold, is the driving force behind supporting Good Samaritan. “My reasoning for supporting Good Samaritan began in 2007 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer and received my radiation treatments,” said Arnold. “I was so impressed with Dr. [Kurt] Maddock and other staff for the way I was taken care of and treated as if I was the only patient they had. Their love and care for me and my family was phenomenal.”

Arnold and her husband, Chris, along with; Warren and Brenda Salesman, Cory and Stephanie Groves, Dean and Sandy Clark, and Lisa and Kay Clark, have worked endlessly to raise funds for the Breast Care Center at Good Samaritan. Activities have included their Think Pink Charity Ride, which has been going strong for the past seven years, 5K and 10K runs, raffles, live auctions, and other fundraisers, including an event at Lasata Winery in Lawrenceville, Illinois.

Good Samaritan Foundation Director, Gary Hackney, says working with the Think Pink group has been a great experience. “The amount of energy and enthusiasm Kathy Arnold and her Think Pink team put into their efforts to raise money for our cancer patients is refreshing,” he said.

Supporting breast cancer patients is a passion for the members of the Think Pink committee. “I am a survivor and wanted to give back to the organization that helped me so much and ensure that everyone is able to receive the same treatment I was fortunate to have, whether they have insurance or not,” added Arnold. Breast cancer has affected other members of the group as well.

Other than a special $1,000 grant the group received from the Vincennes Eagles to be used toward a new automated breast ultrasound machine, the rest of the donated funds are used for equipment, education and patient exams. “We appreciate their efforts and hard work for our patients,” said Crystal Beadles, Mammography Manager. “Kathy and her team are a great group to work with and they continue to come up with new ideas and do more and more each year.”

The Think Pink group is already preparing their activities for 2018. Another charity ride is in the works, along with another event at the winery. The group is also discussing some new ideas in order to raise even more money next year.

To find out more information on how you can support Good Samaritan’s Breast Care Center with the Think Pink team, contact Kathy Arnold at 618-544-4433 or by email at kathyarnold2008@yahoo.com.

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