Albany Pink donates nearly $74,000 to Phoebe Foundation

Albany Pink donates nearly $74,000 to Phoebe Foundation

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Organizers and sponsors of the annual Albany Pink Walk delivered checks Tuesday totaling $73,891 to the Phoebe Foundation.

Despite challenges caused by January's devastating storms in Albany, the March fundraiser was successful, and raised more money per participant than ever before, according to the organizers.

In 2016, nearly 1,300 walkers participated. The number was down slightly for 2017 following the storms that devastated the Albany area. Albany Pink organizers managed to prepare for this year's event even as they came together to help with storm recovery, providing 1,000 meals for victims of January's two disasters.

"The caring folks who organize and participate in the Albany Pink Walk are some of the most generous and passionate supporters we have," said Lauren Ray, Phoebe Foundation Executive Director. "Their generosity and commitment translates directly into better health outcomes for women in our area who might not otherwise get the cancer screenings and care they need."

Tuesday's donation included $68,891 raised by event participants and $5,000 donated by BMW of Albany. A $3,000 gift from Pfizer paid administrative costs associated with the event so that all registration fees could be donated to the Phoebe Foundation.

The 2018 Albany Pink Walk is set for Saturday, March 17 at Meredyth Place. For more information about the event, click here.

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