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Co-founder of Pink Ribbon Fund talks awareness, upcoming events

Susan Light says breast cancer is something to be taken seriously. 

"I'm very passionate about this cause, because I lost my best friend Mary. She was only 49 years old back in 1999 and I looked for a long time to find a way to pay tribute to her," Light said.

That's why she and Michelle Garner co-founded The Pink Ribbon Fund.

"When we founded the fund, we made a pledge that we would never pay for anything. So, whenever we need something, we have to get it donated or sponsored."

Businesses around the community rarely turn down Susan and the rest of The Pink Ribbon Fund team when they reach out for assistance.

Light says there's more to combating breast cancer than attending events.

"They need to do breast self exams as often as they feel like it. It doesn't have to be just once a month."

Although this is literally a touchy subject, men should perform self breast exams, as well.

According to womenshealth.com, maintaining a healthy body weight, minimizing alcohol intake and exercising daily are ways to prevent breast cancer. 

For more information on community involvement regarding the Pink Ribbon Fund, call

(601) 450-PINK.

Upcoming breast cancer awareness events:

Oct. 26: 2nd Annual Candy Ann Broome 5k Memorial Race, begins and ends at the Barn at Bridlewod, costs $20 per person. 



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