1. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: Katie's Crusaders


    Our mission is to provide ongoing help and hope to women and their families who are dealing with breast cancer.

    We raised $23,000 for Annual 5K/10K run/walk event on October 8th, 2011. These funds were used to help 4 local women and their families with the financial burden of recently being diagnosed with breast cancer.

    We will continue to assist as many women and families as possible to help them battle breast cancer. We will continue to help them financially to cover medical and other bills that result from their treatment.

    Some funds will be used to promote our nonprofit and events in order to increase awareness and public support/donations, while most of the funds will go directly to our selected recipients (our Crusaders).

    In 2010, Kelli was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  Kelli & her husband’s dream was to start a family. With the help from Katie’s Crusaders they were able to pay off their medical debt and begin the lengthy process of adoption.  In April 2011 they were selected to be foster parents. In June of 2011 they adopted their first child. Much to their surprise, in August they got another call  and legally adopted their 2nd child in Dec. of 2011.  Since 2010, Kelli has been an active Board Member of Katie’s Crusaders, and is working to pay forward what was done for her family.