Big Stars & Pink Guitars Raises More Than $1 Million for Breast Cancer Care

The community of Sioux Falls came together in philanthropy this April to help fuel lifesaving research, screenings and treatments for those with breast cancer.


Big Stars & Pink Guitars, held on Thursday, April 25, raised more than $1 million to support the Edith Sanford Breast Center in Sioux Falls, home to renowned physicians and researchers, the latest early-detection technology, leading-edge treatments and meaningful patient support services including:


  • Nurse navigation, which helps guide patients and their families through their cancer journey
  • Complimentary wigs and head coverings for patients
  • Mobile Mammography unit
  • Access to clinical trials
  • Cancer survivorship programs
  • And so much more


Supporting Cutting-Edge, Whole-Person Care

Learn more about the impact of Big Stars & Pink Guitars, including how the event is supporting the mission of the Edith Sanford Breast Center and the addition of 3d mammography technology across our region.


“Thanks to the generosity of our community, the Edith Sanford Breast Center continues to achieve some of the best early detection rates in the nation. In 2023, 83 percent of all breast cancers diagnosed at Edith Sanford in Sioux Falls were caught at stage 0 or stage 1—when the disease was most treatable,” said Paul Hanson, president of Sanford Health, Sioux Falls. “We simply can’t say thank you enough to all those who are supporting our work. Together, we’re ensuring that no one battles breast cancer alone.”

A Special Event for a Special Cause


Since its inception, Big Stars & Pink Guitars has raised $4.4 million for the Edith Sanford Breast Center. The total raised at this year’s event was a new record. Watch a recap of this amazing evening and see which surprise superstar-signed guitar made the biggest impact.

Give for Good


100% of your gift through the Sanford Health Foundation will improve access to lifesaving screenings, accelerate advances in research and give meaningful strength and support to local patients fighting breast cancer right now.