Pink for the Cure
Pink for the Cure's Mission is to offer hope for the individuals & families facing breast cancer; to inspire them to believe in their ability to unite with strength and laughter, while finding peace through support and awareness.
Pink for the Cure is a committee that was formed in 2011 under the DeWitt Community Hospital Foundation with the intent to bring awareness, support and funding for our mission. Pink for the Cure committee is an outward sign of our strength, courage, hope, survival, memories, experiences and support for each other and those those that are challenged by breast cancer.
One woman’s DREAM
Sherry Stauffer, a breast cancer survivor started the breast cancer awareness campaign in 2008 after completion of her own treatment and the diagnosis of her sister-in-law, Betsy for the second time. Sensing a void in awareness and education Sherry began a one woman crusade to encourage the hospital along with the community to value the importance of the effects of breast cancer on patients and families. She started simply with a flyer and encouraging others to wear pink for one day. Today, she has astounded the community and hospital with her determination and passion growing this month long campaign that now embraces the strength of pink throughout October and beyond. Sherry urges, “I encourage all women to practice preventative measures including mammograms and self examinations. I want others to extend what I have done beyond themselves with hope and support.”
Get a Mammogram today.
Genesis Imaging, DeWitt
Genesis Imaging, DeWitt provides mammograms locally. To schedule an appointment, call (563) 421-3200.
Care for Yourself Program
A FREE program to pay for annual exams, paps, and mammograms. Paid by public health grants, coordinated through Genesis, many enrolled provider choices.
If you live in Clinton, Jackson or Scott County you may qualify. Find out how by contacting:
Dona Bark RN, CHC, CFY Coordinator
Judy Specht – CFY Dept. Secretary
Phone: 563-244-4925, 563-421-1913
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Donate for a Cure
Donating toward our Pink for the Cure mission.
All funds will stay in the DeWitt and surrounding areas to provide awareness, support and funding for our ongoing mission.
Please contact Robin Krogman at the DeWitt Community Hospital Foundation for any further information or receipts.
Our message of support is brought to you by local survivors. Please feel free to contact Verna Turnis. Cathy Morel or Sherry Stauffer. If you are going through the challenges of breast cancer or your family member is please contact our pink ladies!
Our committee also offers assistance with wigs, prosthesis, and additional information. Please fill out the assistance request application to inquire about funding.
- Robin Krogman - Director of DeWitt Community Hospital Foundation
- Sherry Stauffer - Chair
- Mary Rueter -Chair
- Jean Bormann - Chair
- Anne Frett
- Amy Lippens
- Dawn York
- Jenny Morel
- Cathey Morel
- Verna Turnis
- Shannon Shadbolt