Pink! Raises $433,000 for the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center
(L to R): Jimar and Gabby Sanders, 2023 Pink! co-chairs, Janelle Reilly, CHI Memorial market CEO, Pat Reilly, and Drs. Brooke and Davey Daniel, 2023 Pink! co-chairs
CHI Memorial Foundation’s 18th annual Pink! gala, chaired by Drs. Brooke and Davey Daniel and attorneys Gabby and Jimar Sanders, raised a net cash total of $433,000. All proceeds stay in our local community benefitting the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial. The generosity of the sold-out crowd of 1,100 guests helped bring the total amount raised during 18 years of this annual fundraising gala to more than $5.6 million.
“We are grateful for the community’s continued support of this wonderful event and the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center,” said Jennifer Nicely, president, CHI Memorial Foundation. “Because of their generosity, we are able to provide access to the most advanced breast cancer technology and treatments available.”
Pink! proceeds will again benefit the patients served by the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center and this year will help add enhanced lymphedema treatment care to our community. Over the past few years, funds raised through Pink have expanded access to mammography throughout our region, helped purchase the latest in equipment, and provided care to uninsured patients or those struggling to afford care. Funds will also be used to provide scholarships for children who have a parent with breast cancer and add to the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center Endowment.
Next year’s Pink! gala will be held Saturday, January 27, 2024. Call (423) 495-PINK (7465), or visit memorial.org/pink for information or to learn about sponsorship opportunities.
For more information about CHI Memorial Foundation, visit memorial.org/foundation. To learn more about the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial, visit maryellenlocher.com