Thank you for supporting our cancer community. Cancer Support Community Kalispell is a part of a large network that provides psychosocial care for people affected by cancer. CSC Kalispell opened in May 2016 and provides support for the whole family with an array of programs to help improve quality of life from the point of diagnosis, through treatment, into survivorship and end of life if that is what happens.
Proceeds from the events below help support CSC Kalispell. Thank you for giving back to help our friends and neighbors who have been affected by cancer. Visit CSC Kalispell
to learn more.
August 26, 2017
This is a family-oriented bike ride on the Great Northern Historical Trail to raise awareness and funding for Cancer Support Community Kalispell. There are supported rides up to 46 miles, food, fun and kids' activities.
The event on Saturday, August 26, begins at Fun Beverage in south Kalispell. The ride honors the memory of our former KRMC laboratory director Steve Rademaker, an unquenchable bicycling enthusiast who died of pancreatic cancer in December 2014.
For more details about Rad Ride, check out our Facebook page.
Pink Me Up!
October 1, 2017
Exploding with color and energy every year since 2013, the Pink Me Up!
1k/5k celebrates loved ones who have experienced cancer. The nontimed event is all about having fun with friends and family and bringing awareness of cancer to the valley. This event is for all ages and all fitness levels.
Flathead Valley Community College hosts more than 2,200 participants the first Sunday in October. Event proceeds support Cancer Support Community Kalispell.
November 10, 2017
KRH Surgical Specialists would like to invite you to our second annual Chili Cook-Off
on Friday, November 10, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The 2017 KRH Chili Cook-Off will offer great chili for lunch, prizes and bragging rights to the winners of each category.
Please join us a competitor or as a taster. Either way, it promises to be a good time and all proceeds will benefit the lung cancer screening program. If you’d like to compete and whip up your favorite homemade chili recipe, be sure to read all the cook-off rules.
Mardi Gras Gala
February 10, 2018
Join us to let the good times roll! The fun includes dinner, live music and dancing, festival games and a silent auction. Seating is limited to 300, so get your tickets early
The annual event is held the weekend before traditional Fat Tuesday. Be sure to mark your calendar for February 10, 2018. Event proceeds support Cancer Support Community Kalispell.
These partner events are supported by, but not exclusively hosted by, Kalispell Regional Healthcare. Nonetheless, they are great ways to be active supporters of our cancer community. Thank you in advance for your involvement to make them a success!
Halt Cancer at X
In memory of The Event at Rebecca Farm’s founder, Rebecca Broussard, her daughter, Sarah Broussard, launched Halt Cancer at X in 2012 – an initiative to raise money for breast cancer research. The name comes from the dressage test, where the first movement is for the rider to halt the horse at X, a station marked in the arena. Donations are infused back into Flathead Valley community outreach programs and national research working toward a cure – expanding ever since through the combined efforts of competitors' pledges, auctions, tax-deductible contributions, parking donations and imaginative fundraising. Halt Cancer at X has given nearly $325,000 to local organizations and national research. A parking donation is collected each day at The Event to help support this campaign.
Save a Sister
The Save a SisterTM
initiative is a collaborative program among Kalispell Regional Healthcare, North Valley Hospital and the Flathead City-County Health Department. Our mission is to lessen the impact of breast cancer in our community. The initiative's goals are to improve women's access to screening mammography, educate the community, and promote breast cancer awareness and prevention through outreach activities. Save a Sister also supports postoperative durable goods that often are not paid for by insurance. All funds stay in the local area. Every October the Save a Sister initiative hosts Be in the Pink, raising community awareness by asking businesses and individuals to decorate in pink and wear pink to celebrate and show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Montana Dragon Boat Festival
Held annually in September on the beautiful shores of Flathead Lake, the festival hosts two days of competitive and recreational dragon boat racing. Breast cancer survivor teams from across the United States and Canada attend the Montana Dragon Boat Festival each year. Dates for 2017 are September 9-10.
Kalispell Regional Healthcare sponsors a breast cancer survivors' boat ("Got Mamm?"). Interested paddlers should call (406) 471-9157 to join the team.