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Western North Dakota paints October pink

October 20, 2017

By raising funds and awareness for the Edith Sanford Breast Foundation, supporters across the region are making a serious impact this Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The month kicked off with the Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet on Oct. 3, with ticket proceeds benefiting Edith Sanford.

The next day, Luxe Beautique began offering pink hair extensions at Streaks for a Cure pop-up shops at the Sanford Medical Center and Kirkwood Mall. Extensions are still available through the end of the month at Luxe Beautique’s permanent salon at 1121 N. 13th St. Suite 1, Bismarck. Each streak supports Edith Sanford!

Local eateries also joined the fun with Karmin’s Kitchen Table co-hosting a cooking class with Sanford physicians, and Blarney Stone Pub donating a portion of sales on Oct. 12 to benefit the cause.

Then on a crisp morning on Oct. 14, more than 500 locals came out to the 22nd annual Edith Sanford Run/Walk for Breast Cancer at Family Wellness in Mandan. Breast cancer patient Pam Ihmels kicked off the event sharing her story of survival.

“Everyone here knows someone who was diagnosed with breast cancer and that diagnosis effects us all some way or another,” Ihmels said at the event. “We’re all on this journey, and we’re not alone.”

In case you missed the event, you can still donate online to support teams and individuals who are raising funds for Edith Sanford.

Our local sports teams also joined the fun. Dickinson State University and Mandan, Century and Bismarck High Schools all hosted pink out games to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Thank you to everyone who has helped raise funds for the Edith Sanford Breast Foundation. Every dollar is helping support lifesaving research and patient care right here in western North Dakota.