‘Pink Day’

by Danielle Cotterman on June 12, 2011 at 7:19 am

A Newark business is doing its part to help raise awareness of Breast Cancer…

In honor of those who have struggled with the illness, Wilson’s Garden Center in Newark held their first ever ‘Pink Day.’ The goal was to raise awareness and encourage women to get mammograms regularly. It hits home for the owner of Wilson’s who lost two family members to the disease.

"Well, Breast Cancer is near and dear to a lot of people’s hearts," says Wilson’s Garden Center Employee,  Sharon Richards. "And it has touched the lives of some of the people of the garden center. We’re family owned and operated, and we’re one large family here."

Apart of the garden center family, is Katrina Pendrey. She had worked at the nursery for over fifteen years, when she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Pendrey came to the event dressed all in pink to show her support and hope for the future.

"Hopefully wipe it out one day," said Pendrey. "And we won’t need these [events.]"

All donations and raffle money will be donated to Breast Cancer research. The Wilson’s will also donate 10% of the day’s sales.