Hy-Vee, Pinky Swear Foundation Raise $882,000 for Children With Cancer and Their Families

Six family-focused events in Midwest communities raise money to support those in need

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Oct. 11, 2017) — Hy-Vee, Inc., in partnership with Pinky Swear Foundation, a national charitable organization that supports children with cancer and their families, announced today that its summer events have raised more than $882,000 from 4,331 participants to support the organization’s critical mission.

Kids getting ready for Pinky Swear Kids Triathlon

MINNEAPOLIS - The Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Kids Triathlon is returning for its 14th year next Saturday at Lake Nokomis.

Participants have already raised tens of thousands of dollars so far.

Some of the top young fundraisers -- Ariana, Gabi and Michael Feygin -- stopped by the KARE 11 studios to talk about their participation. They say the best part of doing it is "getting to help other kids."

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Hy-Vee Pinky Swear 5K and Fun Run stresses fun and fundraising

By Sean Leary newsroom@qctimes.com

On a gray day in Minneapolis in 2003, Steve and Becky Chepokas suffered the devastating loss of their son, Mitch, to cancer. From that barren ground of grief, a charitable organization and thriving altruistic event has bloomed – the Pinky Swear Foundation and its road race for children.

Sunday morning, on a bright, muggy day along the Mississippi River, more than 500 area runners took part in the third annual Hy-Vee Pinky Swear 5K and Fun Run at Davenport’s Centennial Park.

Erica N. Campbell Appointed as Executive Director of Pinky Swear Foundation

Pinky Swear Foundation announces the recent appointment of Erica Neubert Campbell as its Executive Director. Reporting to the Board of Directors, Erica will serve as the head of the organization with overall strategic and operational responsibility for Pinky Swear Foundation staff, programs, and execution of its mission to help kids with cancer and their families with financial and emotional support.

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