In 2020, we're finding creative ways to raise critical funds to support cancer patients in our community. Anyone can participate in the goPINK Duck Race from the comfort and safety of home—just make a donation or form a team to enter the duck race! On race day, rubber ducks are tossed into a body of water. The first ducks to reach the finish line win prizes. Plus, the top fundraising teams are eligible to win additional prizes.
Bring together family, friends, teammates or co-workers to support a team duck(s)! To enter a team duck, select "Start a Duck Race Team" above, create a JustGiving account, and follow the instructions to set up your very own fundraising page. The minimum fundraising goal for a team is $100, which enters four ducks for your team. For every $500 raised by your team, a BIG duck will also be entered into the race for your team.
Become a sponsor for goPINK 2020! Click hereto download the sponsorship form.
goPINK Your Own Way!
goPINK 2020 may look a bit different—but as always, you can make it your own by creating a unique goPINK fundraiser! If you have questions, please contact Kathleen Russo at 860-358-6804 or Kathleen.Russo@midhosp.org.
To Watch the Duck Race:
The Duck Race will be live streamed on the goPINK Project Facebook page on Monday, November 2 at 5 p.m. Simply tune in to enjoy the race and cheer on your duck(s)!
What is goPINK? The goPINK Project was founded in 2010 by EG Salon as a way to raise funds for the Middlesex Health Cancer Center. Since then, donations have totaled more than $263,000 and helped more than 1,400 patients receive free integrative medicine therapy. More than 40 local salons, businesses, and schools and hundreds of community members have participated in goPINK.
What does my donation support? The funds raised through goPINK help cover the cost of integrative medicine for cancer patients. Integrative medicine (IM) is used alongside cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation. IM supports the whole person—body, mind, and spirit—and helps patients cope with the side effects of treatment, as well as focus on their overall wellbeing.
Due to COVID-19, the Cancer Center has suspended most integrative medicine services for the safety of both patients and practitioners. Acupuncture is currently available, and as soon as it is safe to do so, we will resume offering massage therapy, Reiki, reflexology, yoga, and more.