Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC), the City of Kingman, and the Kingman Cancer Care Unit (KCCU) have again joined forces through various community activities to raise funds for the fight against cancer.
Proceeds from the following events go to the Kingman Cancer Care Unit or the KRMC “Catch It Early” program. The Kingman Cancer Care Unit is a local non-profit organization that provides support and services not covered by health insurance to local cancer patients and their loved ones, including transportation assistance, financial assistance, health equipment, and personal equipment (wigs, prosthesis, etc.). The KRMC “Catch It Early” program provides free mammograms and other breast cancer diagnostic and treatment services to local women.
Friday, October 7th — “Pink Heals” Block Party
The City of Kingman, Kingman Regional Medical Center, and Taco Bell will sponsor this year’s block party. The party coincides with October’s “First Friday” activities in downtown Kingman and will include free refreshments and entertainment from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
- The block party will feature the “pink ribbon drop” sponsored by Taco Bell. The ribbons will be sold at the various pink events with proceeds to benefit the KCCU. Then, Kingman Fire will drop the ribbons from a ladder truck. The person whose ribbon lands closest to the target wins $250 dollars.
- Floyd and Company Wood-Fired Pizza will sponsor the sixth annual Pink Pig Out. This eating contest involves downing as much pizza as possible in 30 minutes. If you would like to enter the contest, please contact Tiffiny Reed with the Kingman Police Department at (928) 753-8186
- The House of Hops will host “Paint Your Pint” in which participants will paint their own pint glasses.
- Black Bridge Brewery and House of Hops will face off in a cornhole tournament. Players can sign up at either establishment.
- Connie’s Quilters Hide-A-Way in Kingman is seeking local seamstresses to contribute to the cause by purchasing a quilt square packet which includes directions and materials for sewing a quilt square. The completed squares will be assembled into quilts to raffle in January 2017 to benefit the KRMC “Catch It Early Program”. Visit Connie’s Quilters at 310 Beale St. During the Block Party for examples of the quilts and to purchase a square packet.
- Various other games and activities will include a Kids’ Obstacle Course and Hotwheels Races
Saturday, October 8th — “Walk a Mile in Their Shoes” Charity Walk
This walk will benefit the Kingman Cancer Care Unit will begin at the Bonelli House at 10:00 a.m. and end at Floyd and Company Real Pit BBQ on Beale St. Registration cost is $30 which includes a T-shirt and lunch at Floyd. For registration information, please contact Erin Cochran at (928) 279-8367.
October 9th-15th —Community “Go Pink” Week
This week, businesses, schools, and other organizations in the area are encouraged to decorate their establishments pink to show community support for those touched by cancer locally. Any funds raised or donations collected will benefit cancer relief organizations in the community.
The winning establishment will receive the large pink ribbon-of-lights displayed outside KRMC. If you plan to participate in the competition, please contact Scott Kern at KRMC, 928-681-8656.
October 15th — Women’s Health Fair
KRMC’s Women’s Health Fair is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at KRMC’s Hualapai Campus, offering free screenings and information to enhance the health and wellbeing of women in our community. The event is free and open to the public with food and prizes.
Additionally, the following local businesses are also conducting fundraisers to fight cancer in our community:
The Dambar & Steakhouse sells “Boot Out Cancer” koozies during October to benefit the Kingman Cancer Care Unit. They have challenged their sister restaurant, Gurley Street Grill in Prescott again this year to also fundraise for a cancer charity. The restaurant that raises the most money will receive a pink boot trophy and bragging rights for the year.
Throughout the year, Westside Disposal sorts and packages recyclable materials from the trash they collect. They donate 25% of the gross proceeds from the sale of the recyclables to the KRMC Catch It Early program.
Every October, American Woodmark employees enthusiastically support community “Go Pink” week by wearing creative pink attire and conducting fundraising for the KRMC Catch It Early program. American Woodmark matches all funds donated by employees.
For further information concerning any of the above events and fundraisers, please contact Teri Williams with KRMC Public Relations at 928-681-5061.
The Kingman Police Department was awarded KRMC’s Pink Ribbon of Lights for best decorated establishment during “Go Pink Week,” 2015. Businesses and organizations throughout Kingman are encouraged to compete for the 2016 award by decorating their establishment as pink as possible to show support for people our community who are touched by cancer.
Pictured left to right is Scott Kern, KRMC Director of Development, Tiffany Reed, Jennifer Sochocki, and Chief Robert DeVries with the Kingman Police Department.