Cass Regional Medical Center hosted a “Pie in the Face” fundraiser on Monday, June 8 to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The fundraiser was organized by Kandi Dillon, who works in the patient access department at Cass Regional.
Dillon, who has worked with the HCA Midwest System for 18 years, loves her job at Cass Regional, and was very excited for the event. Dillon organized the event, publicized the event, and helped set up on the day of the fundraiser.
“I love working here,” Dillon said. “This is just a big family.”
The fundraiser is for Relay for Life, an all-night walk to honor and remember cancer patients around the nation. Dillon is the team captain for the Cass Regional Medical Center team. This is one of their most popular events, as they have it done it for the past three years.
According to Dillon, the team raises about two or three hundred dollars each year from the event. The past two years saw less than ideal weather, but this year the skies were clear and the temperature was comfortable.
There were four participants that donors could pie, including Cass Regional CEO Chris Lang, CFO Brent Probasco, Nuclear Medicine Technologist Les Winter, and Surgery Staff Member Ginger Friesz. Donors could pay $5 per pie, or $10 per pie, and were encouraged to donate as much money as they liked for the event.
In addition to the pie throwing, Dillon also sold homemade quilts and pillows. Relay for Life of Cass County will be held at Belton Middle School/Freshman Center on Saturday, June 13 from 4-10 p.m. A Luminaria ceremony will be held at 9 p.m. during the Relay.