Jessica Arend (pictured with her family) will share her story of battling cancer at the United in Hope luncheon on Oct. 23.

Save the date: Edith Sanford events in Sioux Falls

August 20, 2019

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, join TeamEdith at two popular events this October: the United in Hope luncheon and the Bartender Battle for Breast Cancer featuring a new set of competitors.

TeamEdith is a fundraising movement led by the Sanford Health Foundation that unites our community in the fight against breast cancer. Every dollar raised at these events stays local to support patient care and research through the Edith Sanford Breast Initiative.

This includes helping patients offset the cost of 3D mammogram screenings and wigs, as well as providing state of the art early detection equipment. Together, these events raised more than $75,000 last year.


United in Hope luncheon presented by First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard and Wireless World

Jessica Arend, 39, is a wife, mother of three boys and business professional in Sioux Falls. In March, she discovered a lump in her breast that led to a cancer diagnosis.

With the support of her Edith Sanford caregivers, Arend has remained positive throughout her journey and is especially passionate about educating women on the importance of self-breast exams and early detection.

Arend will share her story during the fourth annual United in Hope luncheon. New this year, Chef Dominique Fontenille, owner of Chef Dominque’s Catering and Banquet Facility, will prepare a wonderful meal for our guests on stage. During his demonstration, Emily Hofer, a senior wellness programs specialist for Sanford Health Plan, will share the importance of healthy eating not only for cancer prevention but during treatment and remission.

Mark your calendar and join us!

  • When: Oct. 23, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Where: Sanford Event Center, 2510 E. 54th St. N. (a new facility south of the Sanford Center corporate offices)
  • More details: Reserve your seat online today.


Bartender Battle for Breast Cancer

This year’s battling bartenders are Dana Dykhouse, CEO of First PREMIER Bank, and Kelby Krabbenhoft, president and CEO of Sanford Health.

The duo will take over McNally’s Irish Pub to compete for tips to benefit the Edith Sanford. You won’t want to miss this epic battle!

  • When: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 4 – 6 p.m.
  • Where: McNally’s Irish Pub, 6211 S. Old Village Place, Sioux Falls
  • More details: Can’t make it to the event on Oct. 30? You can still support your favorite bartender by making a donation online.

For more information about these events and how to get involved in TeamEdith, please contact Leah Johannsen at leah.johannsen@sanfordhealth.org.