2017 Community Fundraisers

GFWC Women’s Club of St. John


The GFWC Women’s Club of St. John has once again donated 100 beautiful handmade heart shaped pillows for us to put in our Bundles of Hope Bags and have also made a $ 600 donation to Pink Ribbon.

Our Bundles of Hope bags are distributed to oncology offices throughout Lake, Porter, Jasper and Newton Counties in Northwest Indiana. When a new patient arrives to begin treatment for breast cancer, she is presented with one of our pink non-woven reusable bags.

They can use the bag to transport their reading materials, snacks and of course, we’ve included a beautiful soft blanket they can use when they are receiving their chemotherapy.

The heart shaped pillow will be a much appreciated addition to the bags. The pillow is placed under the surgical arm to provide support and comfort and now they will feel the love from the Women’s Club of St. John.

Our heartfelt thank you to all the ladies from the Women’s Club of St. John. Your generosity and kindness are sincerely appreciated.

We would encourage all the friends of Pink Ribbon to support the events and functions held by the Women’s Club. It’s obvious that they sincerely believe in supporting our entire breast cancer community. Thank you ladies.

Checkout Challenge

The Strack & Van Til Families decided to support the Pink Ribbon Society with their Checkout Challenge – Round Up Program. The program ran from October 4 to October 22.

We asked shoppers to support the program by visiting local Strack stores often and rounding up their purchase to the next dollar amount – or more.

We are so very proud of our relationship with the Strack & Van Til Family.  This is the third year in a row that they held the Checkout Challenge during Breast Cancer Awareness Month supporting Pink Ribbon. From 2015 and 2016, Pink Ribbon received over $95,000 from this program. To date, they have contributed over $142,000 to help the men and women of Lake, Porter, Jasper and Newton Counties in Northwest Indiana whose lives have been touched by breast cancer.

Strack and Van Til present check to Pink Ribbon Society

On November 14, 2017 at their US 30 Valparaiso location, Strack and Van Til presented a check to the Pink Ribbon Society for their 3rd annual “Checkout Challenge.” Click here to view ValpoLife’s full story on this program.