FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Indiana University Purdue University hosted its seventh annual Pink Out Saturday afternoon to honor breast cancer survivors around northeast Indiana and raise awareness for the disease.
The day included a luncheon which was emceed by NewsChannel 15’s Gina Glaros and tickets to the IPFW Girls’ Pink Out Basketball Game.
“It’s a chance for us all to come together and celebrate how we’ve conquered that disease and moving forward with that support,” Deb Conklin, a two-time breast cancer survivor, said.
Organizers said the day is important because breast cancer affects many people’s lives. However, it was also focused on continuing to give hope to the survivors.
“Honoring them for surviving this disease, for carrying on, for being that strength and that piece that this community needs to see,” Kassie Sinclair, the event coordinator, said.
The event also included a silent auction. All of the proceeds from the day went directly to the Vera Bradley Foundation which supports breast cancer research.