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Culver’s hosting Pink Ribbon Support Group fundraiser Saturday

Published: Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 12:48 p.m. CDT

This Saturday, the Newton Culver’s location will team up with the Pink Ribbon Support Group to host a fundraiser in the name of breast cancer awareness.

From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., 10 percent of the day’s total proceeds will go to the Pink Ribbon Support Group and their efforts to buy much-needed items off a wish list from the Skiff Cancer Clinic. The Iowa Pork Producers will match all money raised.

According to support group representative Carol Hopkey, the cancer clinic’s wish list includes “things that would make it a little bit better for patient care,” such as wall-mounted blood pressure cuffs, neck support pillows for patients while they’re undergoing the chemotherapy treatments, even an iPod shuffle and DVDs to make the atmosphere more homey.

Members of the support group will be on hand throughout the day Saturday to help the Culver’s staff. The flavor of the day, according to www.culvers.com, is double strawberry, paying homage to the pink theme.