LINDSBORG — The Bethany College women’s basketball team once again has given back to the Lindsborg community.
For the second straight year, the Swede ladies have donated $1,000 to the Lindsborg Community Hospital Pink Fund.
During the season, the Swedes hosted “Pink Night,” with proceeds going to the Lindsborg Community Hospital for the support of cancer awareness and prevention.
"I am very proud of the work our program has done over the last two years to help support the Pink Fund at Lindsborg Community Hospital,” Bethany coach Brett Morehouse said. "We look forward to expanding our efforts next year and we will continue to look for other opportunities to demonstrate servant leadership on campus and in the surrounding communities."
The Pink Fund began in 2011 with the first-ever "Battle of the Buses" event, as 15 teams competed in a bus-pulling contest held in the parking lot of Scott's Hometown Foods.
The Pink Fund originally was established to help provide financial assistance to individuals for mammography and other cancer screening tests, including screening mammograms, additional views, diagnostic mammograms, breast sonography, PSA screening tests, female screening tests, and well-male and well-female clinic visit charges. In 2014, the Pink Fund expanded and now includes awarding cash assistance up to $500 for applicants undergoing cancer treatment.
"We are very grateful for the hard work and fundraising efforts of the women's basketball team and the leadership of Coach Morehouse," said Betty Nelson, Director of Marketing and Development at Lindsborg Community Hospital. "We are fortunate to have so many local contributors to support our Pink Fund."