Pink Ladies focus on Breast Cancer

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 10, 2005

DEMOPOLIS – The state project for the Alabama Council of Hospital Auxiliaries has been Breast Cancer Awareness for the past two years.

As a member of the ACHA, the Pink Ladies at Bryan Whitfield Memorial Hospital are collecting yogurt lids until December 23 to support the cause.

“We did it last year and we will continue to do it again this year,” Brenda Parr, president of the auxiliary, said. “A lot of our members are women and a lot of them are breast cancer survivors.”

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According to Parr, Yoplait will donate 10 cents for every pink lid donated up to 1.5 million dollars, with a guaranteed $500,000 minimum, to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

“Last year we collected about $55. I am hoping it will be more successful this year,” Parr said. “We’ve been promoting it more and we started collecting them earlier than we did last year.”

Parr said there are lid containers in every high-traffic area of the hospital including the main lobby and the lobby of the Outpatient Services building.

She said the ACHA profited about $2,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness from an auction at a statewide convention this past year.

“We want to do what we can to help the community,” she said. “We’ve even encouraged our members to buy the postage stamps.”

Parr hopes the community will ban together to “save lids to save lives”- as it is printed on the Yoplait lids.

“We appreciate the community’s help and it doesn’t cost you anything if you like yogurt,” she said. “And plus yogurt is good for you.”