Cancer Survivors

Each year, the Avera Race Against Breast Cancer honors ALL cancer patients by raising funds to enhance cancer care.. We honor cancer patients and survivors on race day by inviting them to participate in the following:

  • Complimentary Avera Race Survivor Shirt (PINK long sleeve cotton for breast cancer, purple for all other types of cancer). Please note on registration form.
  • Opportunity to be included in the 2017 Avera Race Survivor Group Photo (taken at 7:15 a.m. on race day).
  • Amenities for you and your family in the Survivor Pavilion which features raffle items, give-aways, complimentary manicures and massages and breakfast. 
  • Convenient VIP parking at the Avera McKennan Fitness Center (please bring survivor shirt for identification).


2016-2017 Avera Think Pink Ladies

2017 Think Pink Ladies
Photos courtesy of Flock Studio 

For some, the photos of the Avera Think Pink Ladies are worth much more than a thousand words - they're worth a thousand lives. Together, as one united group with a mission to encourage women to schedule regular breast exams and share their personal stories of survival, these women have become the faces of breast cancer -- humanizing the disease in order to raise awareness throughout the year.

Known as the Avera Think Pink Ladies, each one of these breast cancer survivors carries with her a very important story; her personal survival. "From the day we are diagnosed, we are all cancer survivors," says Judy Davis, Founding Avera Think Pink Lady. "My goal is to help others in their fight."

Read about our survivors and their personal stories of courage and strength.

If you are a breast cancer survivor interested in becoming an Avera Think Pink Lady, please call the Avera McKennan Foundation at 605-322-8900.