NEWS RELEASE: Bedford County Pink Ribbon Fund Helps Local Families
The Bedford County Pink Ribbon Fund is pleased to announce their continuing efforts to support local breast cancer patients and their families.
Proceeds from the inaugural Pink Ribbon Walk in 2017, as well as additional donations received since then have been deposited into the Fund of the Community Foundation of the Alleghenies/Bedford County Endowments. The Fund was established to assist Bedford County residents battling the disease. Funds continue to be distributed to numerous Bedford County families through gas cards, meals, and assistance with other expenses related to needs which arise from cancer treatments.
The Fund is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of fund recipients due to the sensitive nature of their medical conditions. All funds are distributed in accordance with the guidelines established at the formation of the Fund. Applications are reviewed by the Allocations Committee, comprised of breast cancer survivors and chaired by Attorney Brandi Hershey.
“I am very excited to see that the funds raised are being used to help relieve the financial burden of breast cancer treatment for those in our community,” said Hershey. “Our hope is to be able to continue help many families in the future as well.
The Fund continues to accept requests for assistance. Bedford County breast cancer patients or their caregivers may contact the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies or the Fund allocations committee for more information or to receive an assistance application:
The application is also available for download online:
(click the navy blue “Request Assistance” button.)
“The Bedford Pink Ribbon Fund wants you to know that you are NOT alone,” said Fund Advisory Committee Chair, Dr. Katherine Erlichman. “We are sisters here to help make life a little easier as you work towards being a survivor!”
Donations to the Fund are also accepted through the Bedford County Pink Ribbon Fund website or through the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies/Bedford County Endowments.
The 2nd Annual Bedford County Pink Ribbon Fund Walk/Run is scheduled for Saturday, October 20th. The 5K run is part of the Bedford Sunrise Rotary Race Series.
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