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September Pink Up Report - Pink Ribbon Fund

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Pink Up! Pink Up!
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The Pink Ribbon Fund has been touching the lives of breast cancer patients and their loved ones in the Pine Belt for ten years.  This completely volunteer-operated, non-profit organization has a noble goal: to help cancer patients carry the enormous burden that treatment entails.  

"The Pink Ribbon Fund was created when my dearest friend died of breast cancer at the age of forty-nine and I was struggling to find some way to deal with the grief," explains Susan Light, a founding member of the Pink Ribbon Fund. 

The Pink Ribbon Fund has raised a staggering $750,000 and helped approximately 600 patients in the past decade.  Funds go toward testing and treatment costs as well as medical supplies and transportation.  To receive aid, patients simply fill out a brief grant application, get their doctor's signature, and send the form to the Pink Ribbon Fund. 

"If we need something, we get it donated," Mrs. Light.  "That way, we can tell every donor that 100% of their dollars is going to be used to help a local breast cancer patient."

There are exciting fundraising events on the horizon, including a golf tournament and a gala.  Teeing Off in the Pink, a golf event for both men and women, will be held on Monday, September 30th at Canebrake Country Club.  The gala, marking the Pink Ribbon Fund's tenth anniversary, will take place on Saturday, October 12th.  For more information on these events or to get involved as a volunteer, please call (601) 450-PINK or visit pinkribbonfund.org.

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