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Gritman Pink Tea and Pink Cocktail Events Return Oct. 11 in Moscow

MOSCOW ― The 20th Gritman Pink Tea and Pink Cocktail events return to Moscow later this month as a time for our community to come together in support of cancer care.

The Pink Tea is the vision of former first lady of Idaho, Patricia Kempthorne, to bring awareness of the benefits of early breast cancer detection. Kempthorne inspired a philanthropic avenue for communities to provide free screening mammograms.

Since its inception the Gritman Pink Tea and Pink Cocktail events have raised more than $1 million to support cancer care services on the Palouse. Money raised from the Gritman Foundation’s signature event supports breast cancer screening, detection and treatment for patients across our region.

Both the Pink Tea and Pink Cocktail events are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Best Western University Inn in Moscow. The Pink Tea is scheduled for 10 a.m. and the Pink Cocktail for 4 p.m., with table decorating planned two hours prior to each event.

Reserve a table by emailing the Gritman Foundation at [email protected] or calling 208-883-6231. A donation of $250 reserves a table for eight and corporate sponsorships are $500. Individual seats are available for $40.

The programs are the same, so attendees are encouraged to choose the event that best fits their schedule. The 2022 event’s powerful agenda includes a mix of in-person and virtual speakers, including:

–      Patricia Kempthorne, former first lady of Idaho

–      Mrs. Beatriz and Dr. Edmund O. Schweitzer III

–      Dr. Srijana Rai, Oncologist, Palouse Oncology

–      Dr. Christin S. Reisenauer, Radiologist, Gritman Medical Center

–      Kara Besst, Gritman President and CEO

–      Tina McClure, Moscow resident and cancer survivor

–      Kayla Thomas, Pullman resident and cancer survivor

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