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Think Pink Night raises funds for Mercy – North Iowa supporting breast health

This news story was published on October 15, 2018.
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MASON CITY – The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) volleyball team will host its 10th Annual Think Pink night on Monday, October 22. The Trojans will host the Wartburg Junior Varsity team at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00 (free for cancer survivors).

The Think Pink match is an annual fundraising event to raise money for breast cancer awareness. All of the proceeds will stay local and will be donated to Mercy-North Iowa and used for Breast Health (a department of Mercy Medical Center of North Iowa) to provide support, testing, and other needed services to their patients.

“This is a very exciting time of year for our volleyball program as we are in the heart of our season, but it is also the time we get to start Thinking Pink!” said Chris Brandt, head volleyball coach. “Our event provides a wonderful opportunity for our players to get involved in breast cancer awareness, education and at the same time provide an exciting volleyball match for the community.”

The community can support this cause in several ways:

· Attend the volleyball match and wear pink!

· Donate

· Purchase or participate in any of the activities the night of our event. Any remaining t-shirts or tumblers will be sold at the door of the match. The NIACC Nursing Department will sell pink-themed treats, such as cupcakes and cookies.

“We are also very happy to remain a partner with Mercy–North Iowa so that our funds stay local and we can continue to help spread the message that mammograms save lives,” Brandt said. “Our mission is to raise awareness for breast cancer but it also serves as a way to get our young adults involved in the world and to find a larger purpose once they leave NIACC.”

The 2018 Think Pink major sponsors are Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa, Cornish Family Chiropractic and the NIACC Book Zone. Additional sponsors include Central Park Dentistry, Mason City All Risk Insurance, Anderegg Custom Spraying, Foote Axle & Frame, Mulligans Bar & Grill, and NIACC Women in Leadership and Learning (WILL).

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