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 $7,000, they have donated a total of $62,000
to help local breast cancer patients for the past eight years.
The group’s leader, and breast cancer survivor, Kathy Arnold, is
the driving force behind supporting Good Samaritan. “Being a part
of our Think Pink group has brought so much joy and satisfaction. It means
so much to me when I see the positive impact we have on men and women
who have been able to receive needed mammograms and ultrasounds,”
said Arnold. “Recently, a friend of ours was diagnosed with breast
cancer and had no insurance. She was able to get the tests she needed
because of Good Samaritan Foundation and the money we have donated the
past eight years.”
Arnold and her husband, Chris, along with; Warren and Brenda Salesman,
Cory and Stephanie Groves, Dean and Sandy Clark, Lisa and Kay Clark, Jerry
Goodwin and Dustan Oakley 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. The group has also
organized a quilt auction for the past two years that was made and donated
by Lisa Helderman.
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.
“They are consistently working to raise more money and organize
events to benefit the patients at Good Samaritan.”
Supporting breast cancer patients is a passion for the members of the Think
Pink committee. “I am so proud to be a part of this committee and
make a difference in the lives of cancer patients,” added Arnold.
“I am thankful for the support we receive from Good Samaritan and
look forward to many more years of working with and donating to the organization.”
“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 2019. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.