ROCKY FORD, CO — The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation would like to formally congratulate Executive Director Zigang Dong, M.D., Dr. P.H. and Gail Dennison, Director of Public Relations and Development on behalf of “Paint the Town Pink” for The Hormel Institute on being chosen as the 2017 recipient of our $15,000 breast cancer research grant. The foundations selection committee carefully reviewed all applications and concluded that the monies collected by the foundation would have the most impact by funding the team at The Hormel Institute for a second year. We applaud their dedication in breast cancer research and are thrilled to contribute to their search in finding a cure for breast cancer.
“We would like to thank all of our generous pink pumpkin growers and public that donated to the foundation for the 2016 growing season. By working together, your donations can make a difference,” states Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation President and breast cancer survivor, Carol Holsopple-Froese.
The Hormel Institute is a biomedical research center with scientists and collaborators working together to accelerate discoveries leading to improved health. Their research contributes to the development of new prevention and treatment therapies for cancer and other chronic diseases.
“Thank you for the significant $15,000 given last year for the first time to “Paint the Town Pink” for The Hormel Institute — as always with every donation here, 100 percent goes to research, none to administrative costs,” states Executive Director Zigang Dong, M.D., Dr. P.H.
Started in 1942 by Jay C. Hormel, The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota is comprised of a group of highly successful medical scientists who are focused on determining the basic molecular mechanisms of cancer development to create new anti-cancer agents. The Hormel Institute is an emerging leader in cancer research and has work published consistently in the world’s leading scientific journals. Researchers are focused on finding better ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer to extend lives.
The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Rocky Ford, CO. that helps U.S. growers donate a percentage of sales of each Porcelain Doll F1 pink pumpkin grown to organizations supporting breast cancer research. Growers that would like to participate and organizations that wish to apply for a grant can learn more about this 501(c)(3) charity and the Porcelain Doll F1 Pink Pumpkin by visiting www.pinkpumpkinpatch.org .