Paint the Town Pink raises over $300,000 for cancer research

Hormel Institute announces summer fundraising concert.

Posted: Apr 5, 2018 3:32 PM

AUSTIN, Minn. – The 2018 Paint the Town Pink campaign raised $308,510 for cancer research at The Hormel Institute.

"We are humbled and thankful for what was started with our first Paint the Rink Pink in 2011," said Craig Patrick, owner of the Austin Bruins. "To see this continue to grow year after year raising funds to fight a disease that is so destructive to so many of us - it truly is one of our organization's proudest achievements."

PTTP organizers say this year’s total surpassed 2017’s by over $5,000 and reached new communities in Iowa, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

"Your donations allow our scientists to research projects that might not otherwise be funded," said Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director of The Hormel Institute. "Thanks to The Hormel Foundation, 100% of every dollar donated can go into research, none to administrative costs. We appreciate everyone's generosity and support and know we will continue to work hard for answers to cancer prevention and control. That is our best way to say thank you."

The Hormel Institute is also announcing a concert featuring the Eagles tribute band Hotel California. “A Salute to the Eagles” will be on July 10 in the Ray Live Learning Center. Tickets will go on sale May 10 with proceeds benefiting Paint the Town Pink.

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