Pink Pumpkins Spread Breast Cancer Awareness

7 years 1 month 1 week ago Wednesday, October 12 2011 Oct 12, 2011 Wednesday, October 12, 2011 7:47:00 PM CDT October 12, 2011 in News
By: Jessi Turnure

COLUMBIA- Alisha's Pink Pumpkin Painting Party invited everyone in the Columbia area to think beyond the typical jack o'lantern and spread breast cancer awareness on Wednesday.

The brains behind the fifth-annual event is Alisha Moreland. After watching her boss fight and eventually beat breast cancer, Moreland became interested in helping women prevent the disease. Her pink pumpkin event's main message is to encourage every woman to get regular mammograms. 

The chic pumpkins strayed from their usual orange hue for a specific reason. Pink signifies awareness, black signifies cancer, white signifies purity and silver signifies the silver lining. Those who attended will personally deliver the festive items to local businesses to spread more awareness.

Tallulah's was more than happy to host the event since both of the store owners have been directly affected by breast cancer. 

All of the proceeds go directly to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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