Lourdes and Trios Health are pleased to announce a $6,500 donation to the Grace Clinic to support their breast cancer programs.
The donation is generated from Lourdes’ and Trios’ joint sponsorship of the Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night at the 2021 Benton-Franklin County Fair and Rodeo. This donation is one of the largest single awards ever generated to a single recipient from the Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night.
“As an organization that shares many of the same values as the Grace Clinic, we are proud to support them and be a community partner in the fight against breast cancer,” said Joanie White-Wagoner, Lourdes Health Chief Executive Officer. “We are grateful for all that Grace Clinic does to meet the needs of our community and provide much needed healthcare to underserved populations.”
Tough Enough to Wear Pink is a nationally-recognized campaign and framework for rodeos and western events to promote breast cancer awareness and fundraising to benefit their local communities. Proceeds raised from the program are donated to nonprofit organizations to provide support for breast cancer screenings, support groups, or programs.
“We are incredibly supportive of Grace Clinic’s mission and the work they do to provide free healthcare to uninsured people in our community, including breast cancer screenings,” said John Solheim, Chief Executive Officer at Trios Health. “We hope that this donation will go a long way in supporting their programs and providing women much needed access to breast cancer screenings and care.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the second most common cancer among American women and 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.
“We strongly encourage women to get their mammograms. Women should begin annual mammogram screenings at age 40, or sooner if their doctor recommends it or they have a family history of breast cancer,” White-Wagoner said.
“Early detection is key to successful breast cancer treatment. We encourage women to not delay in getting their mammograms,” Solheim added.
The Lourdes Health and Trios Health donation to Grace Clinic will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the Grace Clinic, located at 800 W. Canal Drive in Kennewick. Representatives from Grace Clinic, Lourdes Health, Trios Health, and the Benton-Franklin County Fair and Rodeo will be present at the check presentation. Members of the media are invited to attend. COVID-19 safety protocols, including mask wearing, will be observed.
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