2024 Paint the Town Pink

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Thank you to everyone for all your support!
If you have donations/checks to drop off,
please reach out to Daneka Wiechmann at wiech035@umn.edu or
call 507-437-9650.

Our 2024 PTTP Ambassador

Meet Jessie Meyer, our 2024 Paint The Town Pink ambassador. Read more about her story here.

Paint the Town Pink is an annual campaign to raise funds for breast cancer and other cancer research at The Hormel Institute. Paint the Town Pink allows researchers to further their research and fosters a greater connection with the community of Austin and communities throughout the region. While the initial focus of Paint the Town Pink was only breast cancer, the answers found through research grants have been able to affect many other cancers as well.

Here’s a list of upcoming events, and be sure to check out our events page regularly for any updates:

  • March 2: “Smashing Cancer Demolition Derby” – Mower County Fairgrounds
  • March 2: VFW Dart Tourney, sign-up at noon, tournament at 1 p.m.

Paint the Town Pink has raised nearly $3 million to fund cancer research at The Hormel Institute. And because of the support of The Hormel Foundation, 100 percent of those donations go directly to research, none to administrative costs. Because of the amazing outpouring of support from the community, 36 Paint the Town Pink seed grants have now been distributed to researchers at The Hormel Institute.

Community funded Paint the Town Pink seed grants allow scientists to research exciting and innovative ideas to better prevent and control cancer. Each seed grant allows a scientist to collect initial data they can then use to apply for larger, national grants. These research ideas would not be possible without Paint the Town Pink. 

If you have a bright idea to keep the cancer research studies underway at
The Hormel Institute funded and moving forward, please share it with us
or better yet, organize the event! You will have our full support including
promotion, prizes, banners, whatever you need.

For more information or if you are interested in hosting an event for
Paint the Town Pink 2024, contact Daneka Wiechmann at 507-437-9650 or PTTP@umn.edu.

Paint the Town Pink 2024… Keep Cancer Research Moving Forward!