Project Pink features food, pink firetruck at Victoria Advocate
By by Dianna Wray - DWRAY@VICAD.COM
Oct. 3, 2012 at 5:03 a.m.
Updated Oct. 4, 2012 at 5:04 a.m.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the Victoria Advocate is kicking off the month with Project Pink, an event designed to raise awareness about breast cancer.
"Our newspaper has been around for 167 years and we've never done anything like this," Vern Crockett, Victoria Advocate Project Pink organizer, said.
Project Pink kicks off at 11 a.m. Friday at the Victoria Advocate. The event will feature refreshments and entertainment with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Guardians of the Ribbon, a local organization that helps breast cancer patients whether they need gas money or help paying hotel bills while getting treatment.
"The Guardians keep the money donated going to local patients, so it only makes sense to partner with them," Crockett said.
Project Pink will open with an address by Wendell Geigle, president of the South Texas Chapter of Guardians of the Ribbon. Diana Trevino, a 10-year breast cancer survivor, is slated to give her survivor's testimony after Geigle.
The event will also feature presentations on the latest developments in research and treatment of breast cancer and demonstrations of how to conduct a self examination.
Project Pink will conclude with a surprise event at 3 p.m. at Citizens Medical Center.
Project Pink isn't finished there. The Victoria Advocate will go pink - literally - on Saturday, in an edition printed on pink newsprint and featuring stories of Crossroads cancer survivors.