Chumash Casino Raises $10,000 for Ridley-Tree Cancer Center

Chumash Project Pink 2023 check presentation

SANTA YNEZ, CA – The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians recently presented a check for over $10,171 to Ridley-Tree Cancer Center to help the non-profit deliver superior care to its patients through breast cancer treatment and research. The donation is part of the Chumash Casino Resort’s annual Project Pink campaign.

During the month of October, the resort’s various eateries sold pink-colored snacks, sweets, specialty desserts and drinks, with a portion of the proceeds going toward the campaign. This year’s effort generated $5,085.50, and the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation matched that amount, dollar for dollar, resulting in a $10,171 donation to Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, which is supported by the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara.

“We are genuinely honored and grateful to be the recipients of the Chumash Casino Resort’s Project Pink campaign,” said Matt Baumann, DBA, MBA, Vice President of Oncology, Ridley-Tree Cancer Center. “The proceeds from this critical fundraising campaign will be used to directly care for our community’s breast cancer patients by supporting vital clinical trials, access and integrative care programs at Ridley-Tree Cancer Center. Project Pink is a perfect example of what it looks like when a community wraps around the needs of its people, caring for them in their time of greatest need. With the support of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, Ridley-Tree Cancer Center looks forward to advancing breast cancer research and treatment, while improving the survival and quality of life for thousands of patients.”

“Once again, our talented food and beverage team stepped up and delivered an incredible Project Pink campaign,” said Kenneth Kahn, Tribal Chairman for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. “The tribe is proud to help raise funds that will go toward the well-being, health and survival of breast cancer patients in our community.”

The Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, located in Santa Barbara and Solvang, focuses on being a regional destination for oncology services that ranks among the best major treatment centers, ensuring they deliver superior care to their patients, close to home, regardless of the means to pay.