Pat Kracker Breast Cancer Fund Announces Appointment of New Chairperson

Dave Kracker, Rhonda Breit, Patti Kalestic

On January 16th Dave Kracker announced he has appointed Rhonda Breit as sole Chairperson of the Pat Kracker Breast Cancer Fund.

Dave Kracker established the Pat Kracker Breast Cancer Fund in 1996 in memory of his wife Pat, who lost her battle with breast cancer on her 61st birthday.  The fund helps Richland County women fight breast cancer. Dave has been the fund’s sole Chairperson until this past year when  he invited Rhonda to serve as Co-Chairperson.

“Rhonda has done amazing work this past year helping us expand our mission,” expressed Dave at a special advisory committee luncheon acknowledging Rhonda’s abilities. “I’m extremely comfortable in asking her to assume sole responsibility of coordinating our efforts going forward.”

 Dave assured the committee that he was stepping aside, not stepping down. “The work we do here is important and I’m here with you until I can’t,” said Dave, who will now serve in an advisory capacity.

Rhonda thanked Dave and the committee for the confidence shown her. “It’s been a wonderful learning experience being Dave’s Co-Chairperson this past year. I consider it a privilege to continue serve Richland County patients and survivors,” expressed Rhonda to Dave and the committee.

 Rhonda will manage the fund’s activities, which include patient referrals and follow-up, public awareness, fund raising, donor interactions, and resource coordination.

Last year Rhonda, a breast cancer survivor, was honored at Ohio Health’s Hero of Hope Ceremony, recognizing outstanding caregivers who demonstrate compassion, love, and hope for oncology patients.

For further information contact Rhonda Breit  ( 419 ) 610-4877.