2nd Annual Pink Ribbon Event
In September of 2014, three people very close to me all found out that they had breast cancer. You hear about people diagnosed with cancer too often, but when it hits so close to home it really makes you feel helpless. You wish you could do something to help but aside from prayers, there isn’t much. After a few months of the “what can I do to help?” I knew financially this darn “C” word had really affected each family. After talking to a few people, I decided to put together a fundraiser, The Pink Ribbon Event was born.
I went right into planning mode and decided we would have a formal dinner fundraiser and the money raised from the ticket sales would be split between the three ladies. Once the word got out that we were planning this event, the community really stepped up and helped bless these ladies even more than I could of imagined. I started getting phone calls, e-mails, and text messages from people saying they would like to donate an item for an auction. At first I was thinking “what auction?” or “well, that’s nice but we are just doing dinner”. After getting so many of those calls/messages in one day, we decided, “Alright, we’re having a silent auction!”
Others called to say though they didn’t have an “item” to donate they would like to send a monetary gift to support the cause. All the while, the donation calls kept coming in.
In February 2015, because of the support from our community, the event was able to raise about $30,000 that all went directly back to these 3 amazing ladies!
It is with a very grateful and blessed heart that I am able to say that each of these ladies fought courageously and faithfully and beat their battle against cancer!! Although there are still challenges they are facing today from their diagnoses back in 2014, they are all doing very well and we would love to be able to bless more women during their battle.
On September 17th, 2016, Hope on the Hill, in partnership with Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation and Seeds of Hope will bring you The 2nd Annual Pink Ribbon Event.
Kassandra VanDyke, Event Coordinator
The Pink Honor Sponsorships greatly assist us in reaching our goals by helping underwrite the costs of the event, allowing a much greater percentage of the funds raised to be dedicated directly to our cause.
To learn more and become an event sponsor:
Youngberg Hill Winery
10660 SE Youngberg Hill Rd
McMinnville, OR 97128
Silent Auction Begins at 5pm
Dinner, live auction and dancing to follow
Proceeds raised impacting the Yamhill Valley via Hope on the Hill, Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation, Seeds of Hope & With Courage