More than $2,600 raised for cancer care fund following ‘I Pink I Can’ event in Lynchburg

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) – More than a week after community members gathered at the River Ridge Mall in Lynchburg, for this year’s “I Pink I Can” breast cancer awareness event, organizers announced that the event raised more than $2,600 to support Centra’s cancer care fund.

One in eight women in the U.S. reportedly develops breast cancer over their lifetime, but men can also contract breast cancer.

On Saturday, Oct. 2, the River Ridge Mall hosted the “I Pink I Can” event in order to celebrate breast cancer survivors, honor those who have lost their battle, and show support for people who are still fighting.

“Good Day Virginia” anchors Charmayne Brown and Amanda Kenney were at the event both to serve as emcees and to join the other WFXR team members supporting one of our own, who is currently fighting breast cancer.

As of Monday, Oct. 11, Centra Health says the event raised $2,640 for the Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center’s Cancer Care Fund, which helps the cancer center invest in the latest technologies, as well as state-of-the-art facilities and services needed to provide patients and their families with excellent outpatient cancer care.

In addition, for the entire month of October, the River Ridge Mall says the Pink Ribbon Tree will be in the Center Court to provide messages of hope and encouragement for loved ones affected by breast cancer.

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