Customers are encouraged to give free-will donations, with 100 percent of the money donated going back into the community for cancer services.
Ag Plus began the breast cancer awareness event last year in conjunction with Purina’s Pink 50 Campaign, a program in which Purina turned its top animal feed packages pink.
Through Purina’s Pink 50 Campaign, a portion of each pink bag of feed sold during the month of October will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Ag Plus employee and three-year breast cancer survivor Tammy Yergens is spearheading the campaign with the help of branch manager Mike Earnhart, who Yergens said proudly wore a Pink 50 shirt every Saturday last year in support of the campaign. Employees will wear Purina Pink 50 hats this year.
Using the money generously donated from customers last year, Yergens, along with Cancer Services, bought gas cards for local women traveling back and forth for breast cancer treatments.
“In one way or another, everyone has been touched by someone with breast cancer,” Yergens said. “Early detection is key. If we can help get the word out, it could make a major difference in someone’s life.”
In addition to breast cancer awareness events in October, Ag Plus plans to host the mobile mammography unit sponsored by Francine’s Friends at the feed mill on Saturday, November 12 from 8 a.m. until noon.
Ag Plus, which is located one fourth mile east of Churubusco on SR 205, is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 a.m. until noon, with possible extended hours during harvest season. For more information about the breast cancer awareness events, stop by the Ag Plus office or call 693-2161.