We received the following press release from Pink Arrow Pride:
Through events, t-shirt sales, donations, sponsorships Pink Arrow raised a total of $106.000 in 2021.
70 people in our school district have been served with a monetary gift in 2021, many more have used services at Gilda’s Club of Lowell.
Out of the $106,000 total raised this year, $45,000 will be donated to Gilda’s Club of Lowell, $43,000 to Lowell Community Wellness Pink Arrow Family Support and $3,000 will benefit the Dr. Donald Gerard Scholarship and the Kathy Talus Scholarship.
Wendy Wigger, President of Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, had this to say:
“It may be hard to believe, Gilda’s Club Lowell is approaching its 13th year of operation serving the emotional health support needs for individuals and families on a cancer or grief journey. In addition to the ongoing emotional health program we provide, we have been excited to continue our in-schools program focused on giving kids a chance to learn and share how to navigate the tough stuff happening in their lives. This is only possible thanks to the generous Lowell community with their ongoing support personally and through participation in the Pink Arrow events .
The past 18 plus months have been challenging for all of us. The pandemic has given us a taste of the isolation that can come when someone is facing a cancer or grief journey, and the importance of leaning into a community of support when navigating such a period of time. We are grateful for the financial gift to allow us to continue to provide our services free of charge, and the support we feel from the community on so many levels. On behalf of our Gilda’s Club team, our board of directors, and most of all the community members we serve – Thank you!”
Other highlights and announcements:
The annual Pink Arrow Pride Football, Soccer and Volleyball event was back in the stadium this year!
A special thank you to Enwork for sponsorship of the volleyball game.
Thank you to our golf cart sponsors:
- Canfield Plumbing and Heating
- Lowell Women’s Club
Our gratitude to the 2021’s T-shirt sponsors:
- All Weather Seal
- Timpson Transport Inc.
- King Milling Company
- Carbon Green BioEnergy
- J&H Family Stores
- Five Point Two Motorsports
Shout out to the Pink Arrow Community Day event sponsors:
- All Weather Seal
- Spectrum Health
- Zeigler Ford of Lowell
We sold a lot of t-shirts that day, and a lot of blood was donated that day, because of the 65 pints that were donated, Versiti Blood donated $650 to Gilda’s Club and 195 lives were saved!
The perseverance stories will return in 2022 with 12 individuals sharing their personal journeys.
SAVE THE DATE:
- Pink Arrow Community Day Thursday August 18, 2022
- Pink Arrow Game Day Thursday September 1st, 2022
Details to come……
Pink Arrow Pride accepts donations year round through Paypal or checks made out to Pink Arrow Pride and mailed to:
Lowell Area Schools
300 High St
Lowell, MI 49331
If you would like to be a future partner with Pink Arrow Pride please contact:
[email protected] and/or phone: 616-550-3021
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