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Mission2018-03-14T10:59:12+00:00

It’s About Lives and Living

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Procedures Paid For in 2016 & 2017

YOU ARE THE HOPE

We believe in helping those who struggle with all of the pieces that come with this devastating diagnosis. With your help we are able to provide financial assistance, covering bills, and helping give peace of mind to deal with becoming a survivor.

  • Breast Screenings

  • Mammograms

  • Diagnostics

  • Treatment Assistance

  • Treatment Equipment

  • General Financial Assistance

[Funding from] Tough Enough to Wear Pink enabled us to coordinate services with our Loveland Community Health Center. They identified and referred women to McKee for breast screenings and diagnostics, and we provided these to woman, using the Tough Enough grant funds.
The lymphedema sleeves were for women who were already diagnosed with and treated for breast cancer and because of the treatment, had developed painful swelling in their arms. The sleeves helped reduce the arm swelling. Having the Tough Enough to Wear Pink funds available for these sleeves helped the women live with less pain and be more active.
Julie Johnson Ha ner, BS, CFRE • Executive Director, McKee Foundation

FOUR GENERATIONS FIGHTING FOR A CURE

Four generations of the Rankin family have supported “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” fundraising e orts to benefit local breast cancer patients for the past decade. The family passion for the cause increased when Barbara Rankin, mother of three of the initial founders, was treated for pre-cancerous cells in her breast. The original founders include family members Sharon (Rankin) Shirack, Doug Shirack, Alan Rankin, Bonnie Rankin and Vicki (Rankin) Lynch along with close family friend Daren Shawver.

“We’ve always been very close,” Barbara says of her family. “Taking on a family initiative to benefit breast cancer was natural for us.”

Alan Rankin introduced the affiliation when he served on the Fair and Rodeo Board. “We were looking for a charitable organization to support through the rodeo. Tough Enough to Wear Pink was identified with the rodeo and the issue of breast cancer nationwide,” he says. “When I asked the family about acquiring the rights to the name and doing fundraising, the cause hit home for us.” In order to use the trademark name, the family must meet specific criteria and provide descriptions of their events on an annual basis.

The family’s passion for the cause is based on personal experience. Barbara’s husband died of prostate cancer and her father-in-law survived a bout with the disease. Two close family friends who lost their battle with breast cancer also inspired their e orts.

“Through the years, friends of family members have volunteered for our fundraisers, “Sharon says. “Their participation and community participation is increasing every year.”

Sponsor

Starting at $200, your business name will be highlighted at one of our fundraising events. For those seeking greater exposure, we have many partnerships levels to showcase your involvement.

I’ll Assist

Play

We invite you to play with us and bring your team. Individual spots are also available. Our charity tournaments fill up quickly, so register today to ensure you are able to golf with us on these premier courses.

I’ll Play

Volunteer

We appreciate volunteer help on our tournament days. For those who want to be involved, but are not a golfer, this is a great way to spend part of a day. We will provide a volunteer shirt and lunch.

I Have Time

Donate

We get that schedules don’t always sync up. If you are unable to sponsor, play or volunteer at the tournaments, we welcome your donations. Prizes to financial donations are always greatly appreciated.

I Can Help