KINGMAN - In between all of the "pink" events this month - Breast Cancer Awareness Month - local businesses and organizations will be hosting plenty of different ongoing fundraisers.
Funds are generally staying in town and will help support local screening and cancer care efforts.
School Challenge - 'Go Pink Week'
During "Go Pink Week," Sunday to Oct. 17, area schools are challenged to encourage students to decorate pink, wear pink, and to develop creative ways to raise funds to benefit cancer victims in our community (see below for donation information).
The classroom that earns the most money will receive special acknowledgement and a free pizza party donated by Kingman Regional Medical Center and the city of Kingman. Cancer survivors and cancer care professionals will be available to speak to students as well. For more information, contact Teri Williams at KRMC, (928) 681-5061.
Pink Ribbon Drop
Community members may purchase rubber pink ribbons, which will be dropped from a Kingman Fire ladder truck during the "Go Pink" Block Party on Nov. 6th. The two ribbons that land on or closest to the target win. Taco Bell and Pizza Hut are sponsors.
Ribbons will be on sale at all community "pink" events and can be purchased at Kingman Police Department or the city of Kingman. Proceeds benefit the Kingman Cancer Care Unit.
Boot Out Cancer
Boot Out Cancer is sponsored by the Dambar & Steakhouse in Kingman and Gurley Street Grill in Prescott.
One thousand pink boot koozies with each restaurant's logo will be sold for $2 each, with all proceeds going to cancer care units in Prescott and Kingman.
There will also be a pink cowboy boot where any size donation can be given at any time, with all proceeds to benefit cancer care units in the respective city.
Pink Ribbon of Lights
A large ribbon of pink lights will be displayed outside KRMC facing Stockton Hill Road. Each light bulb on the display represents a person in our community touched by breast cancer. Light bulbs can be purchased for $5 at the KRMC gift shop, KRMC Imaging Center, or KRMC Cancer Center. Proceeds benefit the KRMC Catch it Early program. Winners of the Go Pink Week decorating contest are given the ribbon to display outside their establishment.
Back by popular demand are exclusive Otis Spunkmeyer cookie jars filled with freshly baked cookies from KRMC's nutrition services department. The cookie jars are available all month for $10 at the KRMC cafeteria. They will also be on sale at various community events listed above, with proceeds benefiting the KRMC Catch it Early program.