Honoring the memory of a long-time employee, Karen Johnson, and her daughter, Jennifer Johnson Polo, Pink Out activities will kick off Monday, Oct. 3, with a Survivor Walk at Noon around the Mountwest campus. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to sponsor this event, please contact Donna Donathan | firstname.lastname@example.org | 304.710.3411 or Janet Smith | email@example.com | 304.710.3516. More details to come!
The event was created to fund a scholarship in honor of Johnson, a Mountwest employee for 27 years, who passed away in October 2011 after a long, hard-fought battle with breast cancer. Now the event also honors her daughter, Jennifer, who also passed away from the disease in 2012.
Food and raffle tickets will be on sale throughout the week in the First Floor Lobby. All proceeds from the week’s activities support the Karen S. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Individuals who are unable to attend the event but would like to make a donation may make checks payable to the Mountwest Foundation, One Mountwest Way, Huntington, WV 25701, with Karen S. Johnson Scholarship Fund noted on the memo line. All contributions to the scholarship fund are tax deductible.
The Karen S. Johnson Memorial Scholarship awards a $1,000 scholarship to a male or female student who has had cancer or is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. The scholarship has been awarded three times since its inception, with the first recipient set to graduate this September.