Meridian Star

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October 25, 2012

Oh So Pink! benefit seeks funds, bras

MERIDIAN —     Looking for a unique way to observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Connie Joyner decided to sponsor an Oh So Pink! Cancer Benefit to increase awareness as well as raise funds for individuals facing cancer of any type.

    Now in it's sixth year, the event continues to grow and often features unique themes.

    Last year, Joyner, along with friend Tuchella Wright, collected bras to donate to a local women's abuse shelter.

    "It was very beneficial to them because they told me that so many of the women come in the middle of the night, in their pajamas," Joyner said. "We were able to collect 200 bras."

    In addition, students in Marsha Iverson's art classes at Meridian High School decorated bras to show support. The students have decorated bras for this year's Oh So Pink! event and they will be voted on for first, second and third place.

    Funds for the annual cancer benefit are generated through the sell of pink ribbons, which are posted on the florist shop windows, and raffle tickets.

    "We've been selling the ribbons and tickets for a little more than a month and have already raised more than $400," Joyner said. "And we'll also sell them during the Oh So Pink! benefit."

    Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to provide financial assistance to a local cancer patient as well as those at Anderson Regional Cancer Center.

    In addition to The Care Lodge, the bras will be donated to South Harbor Shelter.

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