Published on January 23, 2018

Roland-Story Pink Out Generates Awareness And Donation To Mary Greeley Medical Center

Roland-Story Hoops for Hope

Back row: Amy Faga, Kim Chelsvig, Jacey Ellis, Sue Thomas
Front row: Nicole Patton, Jo-el Sprecher, Rachel Brekke

AMES, IA – Roland-Story students, parents and fans joined forces to create awareness and raise $2,200 to support the William R. Bliss Cancer Center at Mary Greeley Medical Center.

The high school girls and boys basketball teams hosted a Pink Out fundraiser on January 19 during the Roland-Story vs South Hamilton basketball games. The students sold Hoops for Hope 2018 t-shirts before the game. Throughout the evening there were other fun activities to raise money including a raffle, guessing jars, paper airplane toss and passing the hat. Representatives from the Bliss Cancer Center, Jo-el Sprecher and Rachel Brekke were present to thank the community for its support.

Roland-Story Hoops for Hope

Nicole Patton, Jo-el Sprecher
and Rachel Brekke
(photo by Kevin Patterson)

“We are so thankful for the generosity of the communities we serve,” said Sprecher. “Fundraisers, like this, truly impact patients care at Mary Greeley.”

Gifts to the foundation for the Bliss Cancer Center support the programs and services of the center including the Cancer Navigator Program, Cancer Nutrition Program and Courage in Motion Program. Gifts also help fund patient and staff education opportunities.

For more information about the Bliss Cancer Center, the Mary Greeley Foundation or to give, go to or contact External Relations at 515-239-2147.

The Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation assists the medical center in promoting health and providing compassionate, high-quality care by encouraging charitable giving. The Auxiliary coordinates programs, events and services to support the medical center’s mission and benefit its staff, the community, its patients and their families.

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