AIKEN, SC– It was a sea of pink as people in Aiken honored breast cancer patients and survivors with the Pink Ribbon Tea.
The Pink Ribbonettes, Aiken Tech and USC-Aiken host the event each year during breast cancer awareness month.
Mayor Fred Cavanaugh, in one of his last duties as an elected official, read a proclamation declaring October 15, 2015 Pink Ribbon Tea Day in Aiken.
Nursing students, vendors, bra-fitting specialists and breast cancer survivors offer lots of information to people battling the disease.
Today’s keynote speaker, Angel Miano, shared her story of testing positive for the braca gene…. and her decision to have preventative surgery.
Organizers say it’s important to be supportive of those impacted by breast cancer.
Sue Stutman-King is the chair of the Aiken Pink Ribbonettes.
“We do this to basically, to honor all of the survivors, remember all those who lost their lives, to support those who are currently going through treatment for breast cancer, this is to remind every woman and every man to get a mammogram and know that breast cancer is very preventable. ”