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CGH Health Foundation at Pink Out Night 2018

Foundation news | Thursday, October 4, 2018

Contact: Joan Hermes

Sterling, IL (October 4, 2018) – Community spirit is multi-generational in the land of the Erie-Prophetstown Panthers. For the third year, a Pink Out Night was hosted at a football game with proceeds going to the CGH Health Foundation Women’s Health Program.

Led by cheerleading coach Ann Schipper, football mom Jessie Otten and dance team coach Kayla Bohms, their efforts raised $1,220. The event was Sept. 28 game and included a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, bake sale, and T-shirt sales. Breast cancer survivor Susie Debuysere helped organize the half-time survivors’ walk.

Cheerleading and football captains and the organizers gathered recently to present the check to Joan Hermes, Foundation executive director. The Women’s Health Program serves women in five counties, providing education and financial assistance for mammograms, Pap tests, provider visits and diagnostic testing.

For the first time, the CGH Health Foundation is partnering with the CGH Medical Center Diagnostic Imaging Center to provide no-cost mammogram screenings to all women, regardless of ability to pay. Since 1993, the Foundation has assisted under-served women in receiving mammograms and Pap tests with contributions from area donors.

This new partnership should remove any obstacles that might exist for women to seek a mammogram. Call 815/625-0400, ext. 5550 to schedule a screening mammogram.



Erie-Prophetstown Panthers cheerleading and football captains and Pink Out Night event organizers present a $1,220 check to Joan Hermes, front center, executive director of the CGH Health Foundation. Also from left in front row are Kelly Schipper, Ann Schipper, Hermes, Jessie Otten, Meghan Morales; back row from left, Gabe Friedrichsen, Tyler Nipper, Jacob Ryan and Travis Coleman.