December 18, 2019


WATERTOWN, S.D.–Gracious community members are warming hearts this holiday season at the Prairie Lakes Cancer Center. The Carlson Family of Watertown donated a beautiful Christmas tree for cancer patients to enjoy; included with the tree are blessing bulbs. Patients and their loved ones can pick a bulb, write down the name of someone they would like to recognize, and hang it on the tree.


Gift bags for patients sit under the tree thanks to the Pink Ladies Dart League. The group donated gift bags containing items to comfort patients; including snacks, lotion, manicure sets, warm socks, water, word finds, hand sanitizer, journal and pen, and more. The Pink Ladies are uplifting spirits of cancer patients this holiday season as a part of their mission to make a difference in the community.


Since their establishment in Watertown August, 2015 the Pink Ladies have raised funds for local cancer patients. In addition to their annual holiday donation of gift bags to patients at the Prairie Lakes Cancer Center and the Brown Clinic Infusion Center, they have given monetary donations and blankets to 50 cancer patients in the Watertown region.


Pink Ladies Dart League members pictured with Prairie Lakes Cancer Center staff (left to right): Jennifer Pletan (Prairie Lakes Cancer Center Director), Marsha Ringler, Shauna VanDusseldorp (Prairie Lakes Cancer Center Social Worker), Deb Miller, and Heather Walsh.