Pink For The Cure

Fran Riley Feature

DEWITT, Iowa (KWQC) – October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There is power in the color pink. That’s the message coming from the community of Dewitt.

Throughout the downtown, storefront windows, on pumpkins, flags, and signs, folks in town want people to know that pink is stronger than you think.

Sherry Stauffer started an awareness program eight years ago. She is a breast cancer survivor. She encouraged others to wear pink for one day as a show of support for women who have been impacted by breast cancer.

Years later, the campaign continues. Now it is community wide. Shelly Seifert is a survivor. She and her son designed the logo which has become a symbol for this community campaign.

Shelly was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. She says mammograms and early detection can make the difference between life or death. Support from family and friends has also been so helpful.

The DeWitt Community Hospital Foundation helps to fund many of the events and the downtown decorating.

A community going Pink For The Cure. Lending emotional support to cancer survivors and their loved ones!

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