The West Circle Drive Hy-Vee hosted a wine & cheese fundraising event to benefit Join the Journey on Thursday, August 10. The event gathered 34 attendees and featured over 20 samples.
With the support of our local wine and cheese vendors who donated all products sampled during the event, Hy-Vee presented a donation of $500 to Join the Journey on Wednesday, August 16. Alyssa Griffith, Operations Manager, accepted the check on behalf of Join the Journey.
Join the Journey is dedicated to promoting breast cancer awareness and supporting individuals on their breast cancer journey. Join the Journey was founded in 2005. Effie Psimos and Patty Allen, breast cancer survivors, and close friend Margie Loprinzi, came together with the hope of raising awareness of breast cancer in Rochester, Minnesota. Before long, Join the Journey had its first Ten-Mile Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. The community response was tremendous, and participation grows each year. In 2016, nearly 1,000 people participated!
Join the Journey has evolved into an established non-profit community organization, which supports programs and projects that uphold its mission of promoting breast cancer awareness and supporting individuals on their breast cancer journey.
Thank you to the following vendors who generously donated products for this event: