KRMC_and_wordmarkKingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC), the City of Kingman, and the Kingman Cancer Care Unit have again joined forces on a flurry of activities aimed at raising funds and uniting our community in 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.

October 3rd — ‘Walk a Mile in Their Shoes’ Charity Walk to benefit the Kingman Cancer Care Unit will begin at the Bonelli House at 10:00 a.m. For registration information, please contact Erin Cochran at (928) 279-8367 or Janet Watson at (928) 753-3499.

October 3rd — Pepsi 1st Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament to raise funds for helping people with cancer in our community. The cost is $85 per person, which includes green fees, cart, skins, and lunch. The event will also include a 50/50 drawing and raffle prizes. Additionally, local businesses are invited to sponsor a hole at the tournament for $100. For more information, please contact Cheryl at Pepsi at (928)692-2065.

October 12th through 17th —Community “Go Pink” Week where businesses, schools, and other organizations throughout the area are encouraged to decorate their establishments pink and conduct fundraisers or collect donations to 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 17th — Women’s Health Expo KRMC’s Women’s Health Expo is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the KRMC Medical Professional Building to offer free screenings and information to enhance the health and wellbeing of women in our community. The expo is free and open to the public with food and prizes.

November 6th — “Go Pink” Block Party will coincide with ‘First Friday’ activities in downtown Kingman with free refreshments and entertainment from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. The block party will feature the “pink ribbon drop” sponsored by Taco Bell, which involves dropping hundreds of rubber pink ribbons from a Kingman Fire ladder truck. The ribbons will be sold at the various pink events listed above with proceeds benefiting the Kingman Cancer Care Unit. The person with the ribbon that lands closest to the target wins $250 dollars. The block party will also feature the sixth annual “Pink Pig-Out” at Redneck’s Barbeque. This eating contest involves downing three pounds of pork and one pound of coleslaw, all in 30 minutes. If you would like to be a contestant, please contact Tiffiny Reed with the Kingman Police Department at (928) 753-8186.

November 14th – 15th — 40th Annual Kingman Cancer Care Unit Arts and Crafts Fair brings over 100 vendors from across Arizona and several other states with a variety of original arts and crafts. This traditional event is the largest fundraiser for Kingman Cancer Care Unit. For more information, contact Penny at 928-757-3760. Vendors are still welcome to apply.

Additionally, the following local businesses are also conducting fundraisers to fight cancer in our community:

The Dambar & Steakhouse is selling “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.

Kingman Chevrolet has announced that for every new car sold during Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, it will donate $100 to the KRMC Catch It Early program for providing free mammograms.

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. They will present a check to the program at the Pink Block Party on November 6th.

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.