KENNEWICK – The Benton Franklin Fair is donating $12,550 to cancer prevention efforts in the community Friday as part of its Tough Enough to Wear Pink program.
The money will be shared among several health care organizations: the Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation, the Prosser Memorial Hospital Foundation and Grace Clinic. Funds will be used for a variety of prevention and treatment programs.
Fair and rodeo attendees are asked to wear pink on Thursday during the Fair each year as part of the awareness effort, and fundraisers are held during the off-season.
Over the past 15 years, the Fair has donated more than $212,000 to help uninsured community members in the fight against breast cancer. Those dollars have provided more than 2,000 people with free mammograms and cancer screenings, follow-up care and other forms of assistance.
"We have made Tough Enough to Wear Pink a core initiative for the Fair, resulting in a healthier population and a heightened awareness about breast cancer prevention," said Fair Board President Duane Howard. "We appreciate our health care partners and all they do for our community and are pleased to make this donation to support their efforts."
Sponsors of the program include Wrangler, Trios Health, Lourdes Health,
the Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation, Prosser Memorial Hospital, Rabo AgriFinance and Washington Trust Bank.
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- 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Grace Clinic, 800 W. Canal Dr., Kennewick