Des Moines, IA (May 9, 2019) – Pinky Swear Foundation announced today that Iowa-based company, Dean Snyder Construction will be the $25,000 presenting sponsor for the 2019 WHO Pinky Swear Radiothon in December. Don Snyder, director of operations for Dean Snyder Construction, became involved with Pinky Swear Foundation after hearing the story of a family dealing with childhood cancer during the 2017 radiothon.
“It touched me so deeply that I immediately called in to donate,” said Snyder. The company then joined as a sponsor of the 2018 radiothon, and Snyder even volunteered his own time to answer calls for the event. “It’s a parent’s worst nightmare to have their child diagnosed with cancer. The assistance Pinky Swear provides to help with bills that are weighing heavily on these parents allows them to focus on what’s import – their family. We’ve now made it a company priority to support the foundation, which helps to keep our communities strong.”
Because one in 11 families with a child diagnosed with cancer files for bankruptcy, Pinky Swear Foundation supports families of children with cancer through direct financial aid for basic needs and through experiences that offer emotional support for the entire family. Founded in Minneapolis, Pinky Swear Foundation helps families across the nation, including throughout Iowa.
“Pinky Swear Foundation is so thankful for Dean Snyder Construction. They truly embody what it means to be a community partner,” said Mary Mendenhall-Core, Iowa area director for Pinky Swear Foundation. “Our mission of supporting kids with cancer and their families can’t just lie on the shoulders of individual donors. We truly value the support of local businesses to reach even more families.”
The 2019 WHO Pinky Swear Radiothon will take place December 13, 2019 when News Radio 1040 WHO devotes an entire day to on-air fundraising for the organization and the families it serves. The 2018 radiothon event raised a record-breaking $173,000 and with Dean Snyder Construction’s support, the 2019 event is in line to raise even more support for families with a child battling cancer.
For more information on Pinky Swear Foundation or to donate, visit pinkyswear.org.
About Pinky Swear Foundation
Founded in 2003, Pinky Swear Foundation is a national 501c(3) nonprofit headquartered in Edina, MN passionately committed to helping children with cancer and their families with financial and emotional assistance. Pinky Swear Foundation activities include a variety of community engagement and fundraising events around the nation, raising more than $15.5 million to-date. To learn more, visit www.pinkyswear.org.
About Dean Snyder Construction
Dean Snyder Construction, founded in 1958, is a family-owned firm providing design-build, construction management, and general construction services with offices in Clear Lake and Ankeny, Iowa.