Pet Lovers Support Breast Cancer

In 2004, a group of friends decided to get together to play golf for a purpose. Unfortunately it rained, so the day was more about lunch than golf, but they raised $1,000 from their small raffle, which they were pleased to send off to Susan G. Komen®. Thanks to the dedication of its hard-working volunteers, the Ballantyne Country Club Rally has expanded to include a week of events and is now a fully registered 501(c)(3) charity organization for the Rally the Cure®, benefiting Susan G. Komen®.

In 2013, BCC Rally became the first all-volunteer organization to be inducted into the Lifetime Pink Ribbon Circle, a society of corporate partners and donors who have each invested more than $1 million in the fight against breast cancer. Why does this impress Mixed Pet? Because the BCC Rally is not a large company or a paid organization, but the first rally of local volunteers coming together to help battle this disease. Impressive indeed!

Help us – help them! Each September and October, you can buy tickets for our LARGE Gift Basket drawing to support the BCC Rally for Rally the Cure®, benefiting Susan G. Komen®. For a $2 donation, you will receive one ticket entered into the drawing and one small pink BCC Rally bow. For a $10 donation, you will receive six tickets entered into the drawing and one large pink BCC Rally bow. The basket is filled with a bounty of pet related items from our hospital (both products & free services) as well as other substantial donated items. Each year the gift basket is at least a $500 in value. Now, that is something to bark about!

75% of monies raised through BCC Rally directly benefit Charlotte and 13 surrounding counties. 25% of BCC Rally fundraising supports research through the SGK headquarters; current grants support important research at UNC Charlotte, Wake Forest, Chapel Hill and Duke Universities. The BCC Rally includes an all-volunteer organizing committee of more than 50 people, with more than 250 men, women and children volunteering to help run the Rally events and the Pink Bow Campaign.