Morgantown PINK Out
Morgantown Turned PINK on Sunday, October 30, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. The event was organized by Audrey Porter and Becky Hankins. “We wanted to recognize the survivors and increase awareness of breast cancer,” said Porter.
Porter and Sierra Fields organized the sign –in and gave everyone a pink ribbon. Becky Hankins, a breast cancer survivor, served as emcee of the event. Tina Porter shared her survivor story, telling how breast cancer has changed her and her family over the past year. Porter thanked the many people who prayed, called, sent a card, and cooked for her and her family. Mother and daughter, Donna and Hannah Embry, shared a couple of songs dealing with cancer and shared how breast cancer has affected their family.
Survivors were recognized and presented a certificate. A candle lighting ceremony was held for those who have loss their battle with breast cancer. PINK balloons were released followed by a One Mile Celebration Walk.
“It is overwhelming to live in a community where people take the time to come together to honor and remember our battle,” said Virginia Fields, survivor.