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Pink Up luncheon supports breast cancer awareness

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

Breast cancer survivors, doctors and community members came together Wednesday afternoon at the Pink Up luncheon held at the Isle of Capri Casino.

The purpose was to raise money, and raise awareness for breast cancer.

One survivor tells us she has been to the banquet every year.

She says her entire family came out to the lunch and auction on Wednesday.

"We have so many women, who cannot afford mammograms, and I'm truly blessed with early detection, and I want that blessing for other women so that's why today's important," said Carol Miller, a three year survivor.

Kathy Swan is a Missouri State Representative, breast cancer survivor and was the speaker at the event.

She says the pink up celebration is an important part of the Pink Up campaign.

"That means all those people came to support us, and there were way fewer of us standing and I thought wow, that's great," said Rep. Swan. "These people will come to this luncheon and do all that just for the breast cancer, I was amazed."

Swan says she hopes her personal story reminds people how important it is to raise money for Pink Up Cape.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and you might see the pink popping up around the Heartland in support of the cause.

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