THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (February 27, 2015)

The Memorial Hermann In the Pink of Health committee today announced 2014 net proceeds of $620,000. These funds, combined with $33,000 left over from previous years, will infuse more than $650,000 into breast and ovarian cancer resources for the community.

“Our friends, neighbors and colleagues have done it again – thanks to their generosity, we surpassed 2013’s fundraising by $80,000,” said Andrea Alexander, 2015/2016 co-chair of the Memorial Hermann In the Pink of Health committee.

“On behalf of Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and the In the Pink of Health Committee, Andrea and I want to thank our supporters,” added Karey Miller, 2015/2016 co-chair. “They can trust that their donations will be dispersed to deserving entities that serve women battling breast and ovarian cancer.”

The major beneficiaries of the 2014 funds include:

  • $450,000 – Cancer survivorship center affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands set to open this year. The center will offer a variety of classes and support groups for all cancer survivors.
  • $55,000 – The Breast Center at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital for educational and support services, and other special needs, including Radiant Wraps.$52,500 – Interfaith Community Clinic to fund mammograms and transportation to medical appointments for local underserved women.
  • $45,000 – The Rose, a local non-profit that provides access to screening, diagnostics, and treatment services to any woman regardless of her ability to pay.
  • $12,500 – Angel Flight, a non-profit charitable organization of pilots, volunteers and others who arrange for free air transportation for any legitimate, charitable, medically-related need.
  • $1,000 – Judith L. Robinson Foundation to assist in their mission to increase awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms.
  • $37,000 - A reserve fund for emergent needs identified throughout the year.

“The funding received from In The Pink is critical to the women who are patients at the Interfaith Community Clinic. These are uninsured women who would otherwise have no access to breast wellness exams,” said Dr. Ann Snyder, President & CEO of Interfaith Community Clinic. “In The Pink funds donated to the Clinic allow these women to receive mammograms, ultrasounds and screenings that could ultimately save their lives. In The Pink funding also enables the Clinic to provide travel vouchers for women with no means of transportation to have access to mammograms. We are extremely thankful for In The Pink’s incredible partnership."

Representatives from several of the organizations, including Interfaith Community Clinic, will make presentations during the next several months to educate the 2015 Committee about their specific plans for the funds.

In the meantime, planning for the 15th Annual Memorial Hermann In the Pink of Health Luncheon is well underway. The event is scheduled for Friday, October 9 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott.