Free Screenng Mammograms for Gary Residents

If you are a resident of Gary, Indiana, you can receive a FREE life saving screening mammogram courtesy of the Legacy Foundation and U S Steel/Knight Grant.  The program is being done in partnership with Methodist Hospitals and Pink Ribbon Society.  The offer expires September 30th this year.

The funds that have been received are to be used exclusively to support the women of Gary who are in need of a screening mammograms.  All you have to do is call Methodist Hospitals Central Scheduling at 219-981-5440.

Currently, with funds from this grant, 28 women from Gary will be able to receive a 3D Screening Mammogram at the Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals – Northlake and/or Southlake.  Since the offer is limited, we encourage the ladies to schedule the mammogram as soon as you can.

They will be financially screened along with confirming their residency in the city of Gary, which is one of the criteria to apply.

Expenses for women who may need further work-ups following the screening mammogram will be covered by the Methodist No Women Left Behind program.

Fliers are being distributed throughout the community as well as on the Pink Ribbon Society and Methodist Hospitals social media pages and with a Methofax, which will go out to over 1,000 physician offices describing the program.

For more information, contact Pink Ribbon Society at 219-472-0704 or Methodist Hospitals at 219-981-5440.

The best protection is early detection…..

22nd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon

Pink Ribbon will hold its 22nd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon September 24th at the Avalon Manor in Merrillville.

We are now taking reservations for the event.  Seating will be limited this year to 500 guests.

We will once again have our Baskets Galore Raffle – An outstanding array of beautifully built baskets containing items donated by local business, other not for profit organizations and many individuals from our community.

Vendors from the community have been invited to participate in the event.  Vendor spaces are $ 100 each. The vendor space is 8 x 10 with an 8 foot table.  Electric is an additional $ 5.00 and a table cover and skirting are also an additional $ 5.00 for both.

For additional information, contact our offices at 219 472 0704 or drop us an e mail at

Looking forward to seeing everyone again this year…..


Paint The Town Pink

Pink Ribbon Society would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the City of Whiting for their ongoing support of our organization and the many men and women we serve in Lake, Porter, Jasper and Newton Counties in NW Indiana.

Beginning in 2017, they’ve dedicated their Paint-The-Town-Pink fundraising efforts to support breast cancer.  To date, we have received $59,465. This year alone, we received $13,106. Funds are used by Pink Ribbon to provide programming and services to promote early detection of breast cancer as well as supporting those whose lives have been touched by breast cancer.

As usual, Paint The Town Pink will be held during of May again this year, supporting Pink Ribbon with proceeds from the many events held during the month of May.

Keep an eye on the Paint The Town Pink Facebook page for more details on dates and events.
See you in Whiting!
Karen Holmes, Officer Edwin Trinidad, Mayor Steve Spebar, Ann Peters, Alexa Cano and Norb Dudzik

2022 Breast Cancer Survivors’ Calendar

We are very proud to introduce the 2021 Pink Ribbon Society Breast Cancer Survivor Calendar Honorees.

Due to the pandemic, with supporters concentrating on more important things, we did not receive enough nominations for a new calendar (we’ll save the ones we got for consideration for 2022.)

So we decided to share the inspiration of former calendar honorees who continue to survive and thrive following the diagnosis of breast cancer.
The calendars are now on sale in the Pink Ribbon office at 303 E. 89th Street, Suite 100, Merrillville, IN for just $ 10.00 each.


Welcome to the 2022 Pink Ribbon Society Honorees who are presented in our Breast Cancer Survivor’s Calendar.

We want to extend our appreciation to the ladies who have shared their experience as breast cancer survivors….they are truly warriors and amazing examples of being a true warrior.

Our special thanks to The Times Media Company and Edda Taylor Photographie for making this year’s calendar.

Ms. January – Margaret Clark

Ms. February – Mary Ann Hoogeveen

Ms. March – Becky Strotman

Ms. April – Sharon Bailey

Ms. May – Teresa Cruz

Ms. June – Megan Summers

Ms. July – Laura Mysak Wolfe

Ms. August – Tonya Anderson

Ms. September – Grace Hughes

Ms. October – Jeanette Jennings

Ms. November – Teresa Gesiakowski

Ms. December – Charlet Rosta