Third Annual Checkout Challenge is Record-Breaking

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,” which raised a record-breaking $47,759.37. The program ran from October 4 to October 22 during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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

Click here to view ValpoLife’s full story on this program.

Angeline Bravos – Ms. February 2006

angie bravosWe are so sorry to inform everyone of the passing of one of our favorite people, Angie Bravos. Angie was Miss February in our 2006 Breast Cancer Survivors’ Calendar.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Louis and their three children, Margaret (Matt) Hartmann, George Bravos and Nicholas (Jennifer) Bravos; 2 grandsons: Caden Bravos and Loden Bravos as well as two grandsons, Caden and Loden.
Better known to her family as “Kiki”, she was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer in 1999, followed by surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.
She was a past board member of Cancer Resource Centre at Munster Community Hospital and was instrumental in helping to raise funds for the Community Hospital cancer Research Foundation, Inc.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Angie’s family and friends.

May she rest in peace.angie bravos

angie bravos

South Shore Ladies Morning Golf League

south shoreShown is Pink Ribbon Society President, Ann Peters and South Shore Ladies Thursday Morning Golf League President, Mary Lou Thompson at Thursday’s annual golf outing fund raiser.  Last year, the ladies donated over $ 6,000. Since their first donation in 2012, the PRS has received over $ 12,000.  A final contribution for this year is yet to be received, but knowing the generosity of this league, we know it’s going to be great.

In 2012 the league made a decision to keep their donation “local”, helping the men and women of our community with the special needs of those recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

The Pink Ribbon supports the men and women of Lake, Porter, Jasper and Newton Counties only through the underwriting of mammograms, wigs, prosthesis, paid gift cards, etc.  To date the Pink Ribbon has returned over $ 250,000 to local individuals and other breast cancer organizations to help the cause.

Thanks to our lady golfers and their supporters for their continued efforts to help those from our community who are beginning their journey to becoming life long survivors of breast cancer…..

The league’s ongoing support and friendship means so much to our organization and those we serve…..Hope to see you again next year.