Hope unites the region during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

November 2, 2018

Groups and businesses across the region stepped up in October to raise funds and awareness for the Edith Sanford Breast Center at Roger Maris Cancer Center.

“From homes to donut sales supporting the cause, we had all types of events going on,” said Colleen Hardy, a development officer at the Sanford Health Foundation. Hardy was amazed by the enthusiasm of supporters across the region who organized events and campaigns for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


United in Hope

The first-ever United in Hope luncheon was the highlight of the month. More than 130 attendees enjoyed lunch and listened to a panel of guests featuring Sandy Dunn, a breast cancer survivor; Dr. Cheryl Hysjulien, Sanford oncology psychologist; and Dr. Shelby Terstriep, Sanford medical oncologist and survivorship program director.

Dunn shared how she battled breast cancer not once – but twice.

“I placed my trust in Roger Maris and my wonderful oncologist, Dr. Shelby Terstriep, and all the other wonderful professionals working there,” Dunn said.

Dr. Hysjulien and Dr. Terstriep talked about the latest in breast cancer patient care and research at Sanford Health.


More October highlights

Throughout the month, the community showed its support at events including 32nd and Wine at Fargo Billiards Gastropub, North Dakota State University and Minnesota State University Moorhead pink out football games, Sanford Health’s Pink Palooza and Save a Rack Night at Old 10 Saloon in Buffalo, N.D.

Special thanks to these businesses that promoted campaigns all month long: Aspire Optical Co. of Fargo, The Big Lot, Heritage Homes, Shooting Star Casino, West Fargo Police Department and Sandy’s Donuts and Coffee Shop, and Fargo Inn and Suites.

“So many people wanted to be a part of the great work happening at Edith Sanford Breast Center,” Hardy said. “We can’t say enough about their enthusiasm and passion to end breast cancer.”

Every dollar donated to Edith Sanford through these events and promotions will advance local patient care and research.

Thank you!