Paying it Forward

PAYING IT FORWARD. Dave Brucken (right) receives a check Friday, February 8 in the amount of $1,167 from Crossroads Dragway owner Tami Peters on the courthouse lawn on the historic Rockville Square; Peters, along with husband and Crossroads Dragway co-owner Randy, hosts ladies’ nights every Friday during the summer and donate all proceeds to P.I.N.K. of Terre Haute, a nonprofit founded by Rockville native Dr. Darren Brucken and created to support cancer victims and their families. (Sentinel photo by Lisa Wood)

Crossroads Dragway in Terre Haute, owned and operated by Rockville’s Randy and Tami Peters, boasts a P.I.N.K. Ladies Night each Friday throughout the summer months.

And at the end of each summer season, the dragway donates all proceeds from those ladies’ nights to P.I.N.K. — a nonprofit organization based in Terre Haute.

This year’s totals came to $1,167, putting the grand total of money donated to P.I.N.K. (Passion, Initiative, Need, Knowledge) to more than $10,000 by the dragway since the conception of the weekly event, Peters said.

Founded by Rockville native Dr. Darren Brucken and Terre Haute’s Amy Bagnoche (who later passed away from breast cancer), the group’s goal is to “financially and emotionally support breast cancer patients and their families in Vigo and surrounding counties, as they travel this terrible journey,” P.I.N.K. volunteer Dave Brucken said.

“P.I.N.K. has no paid officers, no brick-and-mortar expenses,” Brucken told the Parke County Sentinel, “so 100% of the funds collected go to the mission.

“The volunteers of P.I.NK. [are], most of them, survivors themselves,” he added. “They work with the patients and help them with financial needs while providing emotional support, as well. P.I.N.K. derives all of its revenue from organizations like Crossroads Dragway and other groups and businesses in the Wabash Valley.”

For more information about P.I.N.K. and how to donate, visit www.pinkofterrehaute.com. More information about Crossroads Dragway can be found at www.crossroadsdragway.com.

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