17th Annual Pink! Gala Co-Chairs Announced


CHI Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce the 17th annual Pink! gala will be held Saturday, January 22, 2022.  Mark Hite and Marcus McKamey will co-chair the Foundation’s annual signature black-tie event.  

This year's theme is "Beyond the Palace Gates, An Evening in the Royal Garden."  Join us for a whimsical celebration replete with lively entertainment, striking statuary, and captivating landscapes at every turn.  All proceeds from Pink! stay here in our community to ensure the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial has the latest technology available and provides the highest quality care available to women in need, as well as, helping provide college scholarships to children who have had a parent experience breast cancer.

"Breast cancer has personally affected all of us in some way. For me, seeing my own mother battle this horrific disease is why the funds we raise at PINK are so important to our community,” shared McKamey.  “Early detection and access to care are key in the fight against breast cancer, and the money raised through this gala helps provide the latest technology and the highest quality care for our community."

"Since one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer, I am proud to partner with the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center to raise both money and awareness around this important issue,” said Hite.  “I believe giving begins at home, and all monies raised through this wonderful event stay right here in our community."

Sponsorship opportunities for Pink! are available now.  Available sponsorships range from $4,000 to $25,000.  Early-bird sponsorship discounts are available through September 15, 2021.  Any remaining individual Pink! tickets go on sale December 1, 2021.

Pink! is a celebration of life for breast cancer patients and survivors that has raised more than $4.9 million since 2006 to ensure our community has access to the most advanced breast cancer treatments available.  

Visit memorial.org/pink or call 423.495.PINK (7465) for more information.

For information on the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center, visit MaryEllenLocher.com.

To schedule a mammogram at any of the Center’s four locations or on a mobile coach, call 423.495.4040.