Runnigs Donation Hormel Institute

Employees of the Austin Runnings store donated $943 today to support cutting-edge breast cancer research at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota as part of the 5th annual Paint the Town Pink initiative. Pictured (left to right) are store manager Everett Hackensmith; Gail Dennison of The Hormel Institute; Kathi Finley, director of Paint the Town Pink; and Runnings employees Nikki Griffith, Danean Theobald and Diane Whipple.

On Oct. 22, the Austin Runnings hosted its first “Ladies Night” fundraiser as part of the Runnings corporation’s four-state fundraiser at 22 Runnings stores, which raised nearly $12,000 overall to help fight breast cancer. Part of the fundraising involved selling pink 5-gallon buckets from which Runnings donated $1 from each sale.