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Feb 28 2024

South Shore Ladies Morning Golf League

Pink Ribbon Society President Ann Peters and South Shore Ladies Thursday Morning Golf League President Mary Lou Thompson are shown at Thursday’s annual golf outing fundraiser. Last year, the ladies donated over $6,000. Since their first donation in 2012, the PRS has received over $12,000. The final contribution for this year has yet to be ... Read more
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Recent Fundraising & Awards

Recent Grant from Legacy Foundation LEGACY FOUNDATION: 2022 – Pink Ribbon Society received a $12,500.00 grant from the Legacy Foundation. $6,000.00 was also received from the Legacy Women’s Philanthropy Fund and an Anonymous Fund ($6,500.00) to support the Pink Ribbon’s Patient Financial Assistance Expansion Program. This grant also allowed Pink Ribbon to increase its underwriting ... Read more
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Free Screening 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. Methodist Hospitals and the Pink Ribbon Society are coordinating the program, which expires September 30th this year. The funds received will be used exclusively to support the women of Gary ... Read more
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22nd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon

Pink Ribbon will hold its 22nd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon on 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 ... Read more
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Feb 23 2022

Paint The Town Pink

Pink Ribbon Society would like to express our sincere appreciation to the City of Whiting for its ongoing support of our organization and the many men and women we serve in Lake, Porter, Jasper, and Newton Counties in Northwest Indiana. Beginning in 2017, they’ve dedicated their Paint-The-Town-Pink fundraising efforts to support breast cancer.  To date, ... Read more
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Feb 16 2022

2022 Breast Cancer Survivors’ Calendar

We proudly 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 ... Read more
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Feb 2 2021

2021 Breast Cancer Survivors’ Calendar

We proudly 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 ... Read more
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Jan 14 2021

2020 Community Fundraisers Wrap-Up

McColly Charities offered to match up to $ 5,000 during the Pink Ribbon Society Matching Funds Campaign. Pink Ribbon solicited the community through Facebook, GoFundMe, and The Times, asking for contributions to the campaign. Pink Ribbon was in jeopardy of closing its doors due to a lack of revenue during 2019. The PRS Breast Cancer ... Read more
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Jan 14 2021

Southlake Nissan/Kia Dealership donates to Pink Ribbon Society

During October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month), the Southlake Nissan/Kia dealership in Merrillville, owned by Greg and Christina Chip, held a fundraiser for the Pink Ribbon Society. This is the second consecutive year that the dealership has supported Pink Ribbon. This year’s check totaled $7,600, representing a percentage of each car sold during October. This year’s ... Read more
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Nov 20 2020

McColly Charities Matching Funds

McColly Charities, a local organization that supports our not-for-profit community, has agreed to provide “Matching Funds” for any donations made to the Pink Ribbon Society between now and the end of this year. Simply put, McColly Charities will match dollar for dollar every donation we receive between now and December 31, 2020. This is an ... Read more
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Nov 8 2020

The Times – Pink Ribbon Society struggling

The Times – November 8, 2020 The Pink Ribbon Society hopes for a miracle as the new year approaches. This summer, the nonprofit sent out an SOS (Save Our Society) call to the community for help. Founder Ann Peters said the organization still has a long way to go. “It’s getting difficult, and without some ... Read more
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The Times – Pink Ribbon Society asking for community’s help to stay afloat

The Times – August 19, 2020 For the last 19 years, the Pink Ribbon Society has helped men and women affected by breast cancer. Now, the nonprofit is seeking the community’s help. Founder Ann Peters said the Pink Ribbon Society recently sent out an SOS (Save Our Society) call after it had to cancel its ... Read more
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Jan 1 2020

2020 Breast Cancer Survivors’ Calendar

We select 12 individuals for our Breast Cancer Survivors’ Calendar each year. The selections are made from nominations sent in by our community. You can nominate an individual (mom, dad, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, friend, co-worker) you think would be a great role model for those more recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Honorees are recognized ... Read more
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Meet Ms. January 2018: Joy Shurman

“Always have a smile on your face! – Be a joy to the world!” Joy Shurman and her husband Bill have been married for 27 years and reside in Lowell, IN. They are the proud parents of Amanda and Alec and grandparents to Gracelyn. Throughout her cancer journey, Joy was dedicated to helping a friend ... Read more
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18th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon

Baskets Galore Raffle Thanks to the generosity of our community businesses and individuals, our 2019 Baskets Galore Raffle was, once again, a phenomenal success, netting over $ 12,000. The amount of time and effort spent collecting items and products for our baskets is remarkable. Although the entire Pink Ribbon team is responsible for helping to ... Read more
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