Pink the Park wants to honor residents affected by breast cancer
MIDLAND, Texas (KOSA) – Gifts of Hope in Midland will be holding their annual Pink the Park event in October to honor those touched by breast cancer.
This year the event will feature a fashion show featuring breast cancer survivors and female fighters parading the runway. Women will wear White House black market clothing.
Brenda Jones, a cancer survivor who works for the clothing company, says the fashion show will help women feel special and supported.
âIt shows you that other people are also in your area and want to celebrate you as a survivor as well. Pink in the Park also brings us together, âJones said.
The show also seeks to give hope and encouragement to those battling cancer.
âYou’re going to miss little things. Pluck your eyebrows because you will no longer have eyebrows. So I think being a part of the fashion show is letting others know that you can still look beautiful even if you don’t have hair. You can put on makeup to make you feel a little better, âsaid Kristi Serrano Martinez, who is in her third year of battling breast cancer.
Martinez says that means the world has the support of women who have gone through similar struggles by his side. A cancer diagnosis does not define who they are.
“I think it’s mainly to give hope to others, to let them know that you can be struck by this horrible diagnosis but that you can still continue year after year.”
According to Gifts of Hope, one in eight women in the United States is affected by breast cancer.
âWe can set aside time to honor the fighters, support the survivors and remember the lost. We want the women and men in the community to know that breast cancer affects a lot of people, âsaid Clink Dickson, Executive Director of Gifts of Hope.
Pink the Park is a free event to be held in downtown Midland at Centennial Park on Saturday, October 16. Gifts of Hope encourages the community to come and show their support.
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