The Pro Staff team was honored to attend and sponsor Pay It Forward Fund’s 12th Annual Casino Night fundraiser at the Medina Ballroom in February. This year’s sold-out event raised a record-breaking $412,000 for cancer patients in need.
The Pay It Forward Fund (PIFF) is a non-profit organization that helps patients pay their bills while they undergo treatment for breast and women’s cancers. Their annual Casino Night helps raise funds to pay essential living expenses so patients can focus on what’s really important — getting healthy.
Jody Christiansen, VP of Pro Staff-Minnesota and PIFF board member, was thrilled with the results of this year’s event: “Every year we think it can’t get any better from the previous year in terms of impact or funds raised. And each year we outdo the previous. We stand in awe of what we as a community have done to impact the lives of local women who are struggling.”
The evening was filled with fun and inspiring moments. Patients and volunteers were honored with awards and a special video. The Fund-a-Need live and silent auction raised $103,000. True to the casino theme, attendees also participated in games and prize drawings.
Christiansen adds, “I am so humbled to be a part of this organization and humbled by the support Pro Staff has provided over the past five years.”