Richland Pink Party for A Cure began in October 2008 in Richland, Iowa. It was founded by Darcy Hackert, Kathy Coleman and Sandy Williams.
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted a way to do something in the community knowing our proceeds stayed in our community. Darcy came up with the idea as she was diagnosed in 2004 and then declared cancer free in 2005. So in 2008 she said "We should do something this fall during October." And it was off from there. The first two years, it was done through Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink for the Cure. All of the proceeds went back to Komen but then the idea came about to branch out independently so that the money could stay in the community. She wanted to do something to support the community that supported her while she fought and beat breast cancer. Beginning in 2010, it was changed to a non-profit organization and it will be a local fundraiser for years to come.
Throughout the year, Richland Pink Party for A Cure is in contact with area medical clinics to inform them about the organization and the funds that are available for their breast cancer patients who may be in need of financial assistance. In addition to the support we provide for breast cancer patients, we also offer three $1,500 scholarships have been created to help those entering a medical field that have been affected by breast cancer in some manner. (Download the application by clicking the link below.)
We encourage patients to reach out to us directly if you are a resident of Keokuk, Jefferson, Mahaska, Wapello or Washington counties. Due to HIPPA regulations we cannot reach out to patients so if you need assistance with medical bill(s) or medical related expenses, please contact one of us for more details on available assistance.
A successful 10 years have been great for Richland Pink Party for a Cure. We know that our cause will continue to grow and provide exceptional care and support to patients when they need it most!