Tickled Pink Women’s Expo raises breast cancer awareness

According to the CDC, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, no matter the race or ethnicity.

On Saturday, Sept. 28, hundreds of people helped kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the Tickled Pink Women’s Expo.

For $5, folks enjoyed entertainment, health information and shopping from 35 local vendors.

Breast cancer survivors even hit the runway for a head-to-toe makeover and fashion show.

The event helps bring together breast cancer survivors and newly diagnosed patients, showing these women that they’re not alone in their fight.

“It’s very very important that they get a support system all around them for what is yet to come for them during their treatment,” said Kristi Seibert, Outreach Director for the Breast Cancer Foundation.

“We’ve partnered with BCFO for almost 10 years now, and not only does it help the women of the four-states, it helps our clients, or our customers, and our team members as well,” said Melanie Heskett with Indigo Sky Casino.

There was also a silent auction.

All proceeds go towards the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks.

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