Published on October 10, 2018

Support Breast Cancer Patients in the Brainerd Lakes Area!

9th Annual Pink Tie Party – November 1

Join us to celebrate the 9th Annual Pink Tie Party to support breast cancer patients in the Brainerd Lakes Area from 6-9pm on Thursday, November 1 at Cragun’s Resort, 11000 Cragun’s Drive, Brainerd. The Pink Tie Party will feature hors d’oeuvres, dessert samples, silent auction and raffle.

The Pink Tie Party presented by Consolidated Telecommunications Company (CTC) offers a special occasion to socialize with the members of your community while supporting an important cause. All proceeds benefit breast cancer patients through The Pink Ribbon Cupboard. Last year the Pink Tie Party raised over $21,000 and we hope to surpass that amount at this year’s event.

The funds are used to support patients who are undergoing active treatment for breast cancer through continued improvements in care and non-medical assistance. The Pink Ribbon Cupboard serves breast cancer patients living in our communities who are currently in treatment regardless of their healthcare provider. Below are some examples of how funds have been distributed to support patients:

  • Gas cards
  • Rent payment
  • Mortgage payment
  • Payment of auto insurance
  • Payment of utilities
  • Grocery gift cards

“It’s one way that as a community, we can collaborate to extend our outreach to improve the life of cancer survivors and their families in the Brainerd Lakes Area,” said Marian Foehrenbacher, Cancer Center manager at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center. “Having resources for helping to treat the entire patient, not just physically, spiritually, and emotionally through compassionate care by Essentia Health staff, but practically by helping to meet the needs patients have beyond the disease.”

David Jeremiason, Director of St. Joseph’s Foundation, comments, “We are so excited and appreciative to CTC, Cragun’s Resort, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Birgits Jewelers, Cash Wise Liquor, GLS Promotions, Range Printing, and all the individuals and businesses that are supporting this event. We hope both men and women will attend and help us raise money to support breast cancer patients and their families through The Pink Ribbon Cupboard. All money raised will stay local to help the men and women in the community undergoing breast cancer treatment.”

Come and join in on the excitement of this event! Tickets may be purchased through Kristin Larsen of Spectrum Reach, David Jeremiason of Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Foundation, Kathy Buxton or Sue Beck of The Pink Ribbon Cupboard, Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center Gift Shop, Birgit’s Jewelers and Cash Wise Liquor. Tickets are $35 per person in advance, $45 per person at the door.

Please come and show your support for this great cause within your community!

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