Pretty in Pink

10/28/10 (Thu)

Residents of the Souris Valley Care Center and Valley View Manor got into the Pink Spirit earlier this month in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
SVCC’s Stop Along the Road (STAR) committee organized Pink Week from October 11-15. “This was a way we could honor residents and staff and their families members who have faced the challenges of breast cancer,” said Berdie Rudnick, who works in SVCC’s environmental services department and is STAR Committee member.
Throughout the week, the SVCC dietary department served pink desserts and each day featured a special “Pink Activity” for residents and staff. Monday was Bubblegum Day. On Tuesday, residents and staff enjoyed homemade strawberry milkshakes. Wednesday was “Tough Enough to Wear Pink Day” where residents and staff made a huge effort to show their colors! Thursday featured a pink potluck, where staff brought in a variety of pink-colored treats for snack time. Staff and residents “Pinked Up” their wardrobe again on Friday with pink accessories.
“It was a very fun week for a very good cause,” said Rudnick.  “And it was such a nice reminder for all of us to remember those who deal with breast cancer.”
Earlier this month, SVCC received a generous $10,000 gift from the Edna Solheim estate.
“We are always grateful when members of the community remember us with donations of any size,” said SVCC Administrator Reier Thompson. “A gift of this magnitude will certainly go a long ways in enhancing the lives of our residents.”
The Solheim donation will be used for remodeling efforts to create a  more homelike atmosphere for the residents of the Care Center.