October Effort Yields Thousands in Support of Cedar Valley Patients
Throughout the month of October, the Waterloo Black Hawks – in partnership with local Great Clips locations and Dr. Douglas Duven of the Breast Care Center – drew attention to breast cancer awareness.
Thursday, the team announced that fundraising related to the effort generated $8,685 which will be contributed to Beyond Pink TEAM for the benefit of breast cancer support programs in the Cedar Valley. The figure was accumulated through a live auction of pink jerseys presented by Great Clips, a silent auction of sports memorabilia, and from a percentage of pink merchandise sold at Party Town Outfitters during October.
“I am proud that our fans bid and gave so generously and helped put this money to such a great cause,” said Black Hawks Vice President of Sales and Marketing Joe Greene.
Jeanne Olson of Beyond Pink TEAM says the funds will have a positive impact on many lives.
“I have personally witnessed how the Beyond Pink TEAM’s financial grants ease the burden faced by area women diagnosed and living with breast cancer,” noted Olson. “The Beyond Pink TEAM Fund and the women it serves, greatly benefit from the partnership between Great Clips, Breast Care Center, and the Waterloo Black Hawks.”
Beyond Pink TEAM is an organization serving cancer patients throughout the region. The “TEAM” acronym stands for Taking action-Educating-Advocating-Making a difference. The group provides financial assistance for women with breast cancer treatment expenses, including assisting with medical bills, home or rent payments, car payments, and groceries.
This fall, Great Clips locations sponsored Black Hawks Breast Cancer Awareness jerseys for the fourth consecutive season. Meanwhile Dr. Douglas Duven and the Breast Care Center have supported the team’s awareness efforts for ten years, since 2006.