A fun night of music and hope for breast cancer research and innovation.


A Rhythm for Change


Thanks to all those who supported our 7th annual Big Stars & Pink Guitars, a special event that raised more than $1 million for breast cancer care and research!


This rockin’ evening combines the power of music and the power of philanthropy to spark meaningful change for those facing the fear and uncertainty of a breast cancer diagnosis.


We’re proud to say that 100% of every dollar raised from this amazing event stays local to support the Edith Sanford Breast Center. Since its inception in 2018, Big Stars & Pink Guitars has raised more than $4.4 million for breast cancer research and treatment.


April 2025

The District | 4521 W. Empire Place, Sioux Falls


More information coming soon!

Big Stars & Pink Guitars FAQs

Before the Event

Q. What should I wear?

A. Concert glam is encouraged at this event — preferably pink concert glam! There’s no other event like this in Sioux Falls, so this is your chance to glam-up and have fun with fashion and accessories. Feathers, leather, sequins, sparkles — we want it all! Don’t miss your chance to win this year’s BEST DRESSED award!


Q. As a sponsor, who can I invite as my guests?

A. We encourage you to fill your table with friends who love music and who love to make a difference through philanthropy. This unforgettable evening will not only call you to rock, it will call to your heart in moving and meaningful ways. It’s a night you won’t forget! All attendees must be 21 or older.


Q. What does my sponsorship include?

A. Your sponsorship includes a table for you and seven guests, including meals and all beverages. Your sponsorship also includes credit toward your purchase of a signed pink firefly guitar, to be auctioned off during the evening.


Q. What should I expect at the event?

A. Big Stars & Pink Guitars combines the feel of an amazing concert with meaningful moments that will inspire and motivate you to make a difference. You can expect a night filled with music – including a performance from Kory & The Fireflies, guitar auctions, Fund-A-Mission and celebrations of hope and healing that benefit the work of the Edith Sanford Breast Center.



At the Event

Q. Do I need a ticket to enter the event?

A. No tickets are required. Our staff will be on hand to assist you with check-in and locating your table once you arrive. Register ahead of the event (more information to be provided at a later date)!


Q: Can I purchase additional tickets or tables at the door?

A. While we wish we could accommodate everyone, this will not be an option. There will be no additional sponsorships or ticket sales for the event.


Q. If one of my guests is unexpectedly unable to attend, can I invite someone else at the last minute? (For table sponsors only)

A. Yes, you can invite someone other than your original guest. Please tell our registration table the name of the person who is unable to attend and provide them with the name of your new guest. Your new guest will need to check in at the registration table.


Q. Will there be an opportunity to partner with the Edith Sanford Breast Center and support their mission at the event?

A. Yes! Guests inspired by the evening will have the opportunity to give by way of credit card or invoice through our Fund-A-Mission and live guitar auction.


Q. Will there be a vegetarian plate option?

A. Yes, please select that option when you register for the event or tell your server upon arrival.



Have additional questions or need other information? We’re here to help! Contact Ashton Siebrecht, development officer for the Sanford Health Foundation.

Strike the Beat for an Unforgettable Evening

This one-of-a-kind evening will share the personal breast cancer journey of Dr. Cassie Hajek and how your support during this event will help the 1 in 8 women who will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetimes.


Fueled by philanthropy, our expert care teams, leading-edge researchers, and state-of-the-art screening technology are what set the Edith Sanford Breast Center apart. Thanks to the generosity of so many, we continue to transform the future of care for those facing a breast cancer diagnosis.




The evening will feature more than 20 pink firefly guitars signed by some of the world’s biggest stars — many of whom have been touched by breast cancer — in a live auction event. Past events have featured guitars signed by some of the biggest names in music — stars like Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, Carrie Underwood, Snoop Dogg, Cher, and REO Speedwagon just to name a few!


You will also get a chance to support our Fund-A-Mission while celebrating our local breast cancer survivor, Dr. Cassie Hajek!



  • Live music from Kory and the Fireflies celebrating the power of music, hope and philanthropy.
  • Don’t forget to wear your best concert glam for the chance to win the BEST DRESSED award. (Feathers, leather, sequins, sparkles — we want it all!)



100% of every dollar raised at Big Stars Pink Guitars’ supports the Edith Sanford Breast Center’s mission to revolutionize breast cancer care and research. You can help fuel local priorities including:


Patient Care and Family Support

  • Services like nurse navigation, which helps guide patients through every step of the journey
  • Complimentary wig or head coverings for patients



  • State-of-the-art 3D mammography machines
  • 3DQuorum imaging technology, which helps radiologists read images faster and more efficiently, leading to more accurate and timely diagnoses
  • Scalp cooling systems to maintain patients’ hair during chemotherapy



  • Patient care costs for participation in clinical trials and research studies


A Survivor’s Story

Meet Lisa, a wife, mother and teacher from Alton, Iowa, who beat breast cancer thanks to the team at Edith Sanford. Learn how philanthropy made a difference on her breast cancer journey.