October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in the Museum of Aviation's Century of Flight Hangar this morning, all the pink certainly made it hard to miss. The picnic was attended by 580 people: breast cancer survivors, supporters, and community members who wanted to learn more about breast cancer awareness
Heidi Marble was given 18 months to live when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer. In order to explain her struggle to her young son, she wrote the book "Waiting for Wings" about her battle with breast cancer. After a hysterectomy and mastectomy, Heidi was able to defeat breast cancer, and has been cancer free for 13 years.
The Pink Picnic is all about girl power, breast cancer awareness, and celebrating survivors. Cosmetology students from Middle Georgia Technical College were applying pink strands to the hair of attendees, to support breast cancer survivors.
The profits from the Strand for the Cure were donated directly to Susan G. Koman for the Cure. If you want to show your support for breast cancer awareness by sporting a pink strand of hair, you can call the Middle Georgia Technical College Cosmetology Department at 478-988-6913.