• Fundraising History

    We dug up some archives. Here’s some history of funds raised in past years. 1998 – (Relay for Life)  $35,000-40,000 1999 – $28,200 2000 – $43,000 2001 – $37,000 2002 – $51,000 2003 – $53,000+ 2004 – $62,630 2005 – $51,000 2006 – $50,000+ 2007 – $69,000 2008 – $65,000 2009 – $99,698 2010 – $80,000 2011 – $91,000 2012 – $104,000 2013 – $95,000+ 2014 – $102,354 2015 – $138,000+ 2016 – $134,700+

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  • 19th Annual It Only Takes A Spark Cancer Walk Results

    Total Raised: $133,100* Great weather, but a little on the hot side at this year’s 19th Annual It Only Takes A Spark Cancer Walk. Much appreciation and thanks goes out to all our teams and volunteers for this year’s walk. Without them and the great people in the greater Grant County area, we couldn’t raise such funds. A HUGE Thank You again to all of you! Nearly 2600 luminaries were sold in honor or memory of resulting in over 1100 names to be read at the walk. Because of the hot weather, attendance was down. Though a great crowd was

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  • 2016 Auction Items

    Here’s is just some of items for the Live Auction on June 10

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  • 2016 Cancer Walk Sponsors

    We can’t thank our sponsors of the 2016 Cancer Walk enough. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! Torchbearer Avera Medical Group Milbank/Big Stone Therapies Grant County Review Linda’s Fashions Poet Biorefining Popper’s/Betty’s Fireworks/Roger & Irene McCulloch Thrivent Financial Twin Valley Tire Valley Office Products Illuminator Bien Pharmacy Dakota Granite First Bank and Trust Food & Fuel Lewis Montage Northside Medical Center Stengel Oil Valley Dairy Supply Valley Rental & Recycling Wells Fargo Whetstone Storage Milbank Eye Care NorthWestern Energy Heartwarmer Bierschbach Dental Cold Spring Granite Conroy Eye Care Flower Shoppe Gesswein Motors Hicks Construction Insurance Solutions Plus Jamey Jurgens Johnson Dental

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  • Cancer Walk to Donate $40,000 towards 3D Mammography Machine

    Cancer Walk to Donate $40,000 towards 3D Mammography Machine Milbank, SD – June 2, 2016 It Only Takes A Spark has donated $40,000 to Northeast South Dakota Healthcare Foundation towards the purchase of the new 3D mammography machine the Milbank Area Hospital Avera recently acquired. The core committee met with teams about plans back in March after hospital administrator, Natalie Gauer, discussed some of the new equipment needs at the hospital. “With the teams doing a majority of the fund raising efforts, we wanted their input to what the board was considering” stated Matt Scott, Core Committee member. “The best way

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  • Great Giveaway 2016

    A great time was had at the 5th Annual Great Giveaway hosted by the Cancer Walk core committee. The night started with a social hour and then a meal at the Speedway Event Center in Milbank. Congrats to all the winners and our thanks to those who purchased tickets for the event to raise over $5000 for the cancer walk. Sponsors who donated prizes were greatly appreciated and complete prize winners provided below. Cash Winners – $1667 Each (they all decided to split when we got to the Top 3) Left to Right: Amy VanLith, Dana Johnson, & Diane Cummins Sponsors Much

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  • Donation to Milbank Avera Cancer Support Group

    It Only Takes A Spark recently donated $2500 to the Milbank Avera Cancer Support Group to continue their efforts in educating and supporting those individuals and families affected by cancer. We thank those with the Milbank Avera Cancer Support group coordinators Corrine McCulloch (left) and Bridget Johnson (right) for all they do with this!

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  • Looking for Sponsors for 2016

    DID YOU KNOW: Currently, It Only Takes a Spark is helping approximately 60 individuals with cancer-related expenses. As the year progresses, this number may grow in excess of 90 as approximately three new patients are added every month. Each year, a minimum 70% of the funds raised by the Cancer Walk stay within the greater Grant County area to support those diagnosed with a cancer-related illness. Our board also recently aided (up to 20% of our delegations through funds raised) in local needs with contributions towards our local Cancer Support Group and towards purchasing chemo treatment chairs for the hospital.

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  • 18th Annual It Only Takes A Spark Cancer Walk Results

    Total Raised: $138,400* We couldn’t have asked for a better night to hold our 18th Annual It Only Takes A Spark Cancer Walk. Much appreciation and thanks needs to go out to all our teams and volunteers for this years walk. Without them and the great people of Grant County, we couldn’t raise such funds. A HUGE Thank You again to all of you! Nearly 2700 luminaries sold! See our article in the Grant County Review for all the highlights! Nothing can express the pure joy with the monies raised this year and how many lives in Grant County it

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  • 2015 Cancer Walk Sponsors

    We can’t thank our sponsors of the 2015 Cancer Walk enough. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! Torchbearer Avera Medical Group Milbank/Big Stone Therapies Grant County Review Montage Popper’s/Betty’s Fireworks/Roger & Irene McCulloch Stengel Seed & Grain Co Thrivent Financial Twin Valley Tire Valley Office Products Illuminator Bien Pharmacy Dakota Granite First Bank and Trust Flower Shoppe Food N Fuel Linda’s Fashions Northside Medical Center State Auto Insurance Valley Dairy Supply Valley Rental & Recycling Wells Fargo Whetstone Storage Heartwarmer Bobbi Bohlen Conroy Eye Care Great Western Bank Hicks Construction Insurance Solutions Plus Jamey Jurgens Johnson Dental Midwest Powersports Inc. Milbank Eye

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