About Our Organization
The Avera Cancer Institute continues to enhance the lives of cancer patients and their families through YOUR generous support and participation in the Avera Race. The 2013 Avera Race Against Breast Cancer marks its 25th year as Avera McKennan and the Avera Cancer Institute continue their ongoing commitment to providing all women in our community with the most advanced technology and compassionate care available in their fight against breast cancer.
Where the Money Goes
All the money raised from the Avera Race stays local. Some of the programs and services that are funded through the race:
•All Women Count Program
•Avera Cancer Institute Resource Library
•BRCA Genetic Testing - offset costs for genetic testing to see if prone to Breast Cancer
•Breast Cancer Support Groups
•Cancer Fitness Program – provided at the Avera McKennan Fitness Center
•Integrative Medicine – alternative therapies such as massage, arts & healing, & aromatherapy
•Nurse Navigator - This nurse focuses on the navigation needs of patients prior to a diagnosis
•Think Pink Education Kits
•Wigs for cancer patients
How You Make a Difference
Without the support of our generous sponsors, supporters and volunteers, the Avera Race Against Breast Cancer couldn’t happen, and the many strides we make each year wouldn't be possible. Thanks to our sponsors, supporters and volunteers, we are winning the war against breast cancer, while bringing hope and healing to those who need it most.