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Gloria Riopelle, Published June 13 2009

Dragons Go Pink was successful

Thank you for making Go Pink with the Dragons a huge success. Together we raised $5,000 for the Roger Maris Cancer Center. We wish to thank everyone who contributed to the success of Go Pink with the Dragons by bringing awareness to breast cancer and by giving back to our community with their generous donations.

A special thank-you to:

Dr. Michael Bouton (MeritCare breast cancer surgeon) and Nancy Anderson (RN) for educating us on the need for early detection and new advances for breast cancer treatments.

Our major donors: Personal Touch Embroidery, Gary and Connie Tharaldson, Extreme Pita, and BW Insurance.

Our auction donors: President Szymanski, MSUM Dragon women’s basketball team, Ronda Peterson, Andy Scott, Kathy Wise, Jennifer Peters Photography, MSUM Dragon football team, Centre for Hair and Wellness, Waggy Tail Treats, Extreme Fitness, TGIF, Courtyard by Marriott, Suntana, Applebee’s, and Cold Stone.

Our performers: Acapella Express for their wonderful performance and for their financial donation.

Our campus and community: to everyone who purchased a Go Pink T-shirt, bid on an auction item, ate at Extreme Pita or donated to the event.

The media: The Forum, Fox TV, KPFX 107.9 The Fox radio, WDAY Radio and TV, KVLY Channel 11, KQWB 1660 for helping us advertise the event.

Our Go Pink volunteers: Thank you for donating your time and talents to make this event a huge success! (Dragon women’s basketball team with head coach Karla Nelson, Pat Aarestad, Kathy Abraham, Katie Anderson, Jan Atchison, Ellen Brisch, Lonnie Carlson, Ann Dolence, Laura Greenwood, Pam Kirk, Karmen Riley, Gloria Riopelle, Sandy Schob, Andy Scott, Leigh Splittlstoesser, Kathy Wise, the Nursing Student Organization and Colleges Against Cancer Student Organization.)