LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Wednesday is community wide pink out. It’s “wear pink Wednesday.” Today people all around town were encouraged to wear pink to show their support for finding a cure for breast cancer.
“Everyone wants pink now. Pink is the color,” said Jami Vance.
Vance, a breast cancer survivor, works at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure store here in Louisville.
“There's quite a few of us who have it, then are there people who have been newly diagnosed that didn't realize there are so many of us out there. This gives them an outlet,” said Vance.
Today anyone can wear pink.
“Pink looks good on women and it looks great on men. It's all about hope, courage and grit,” said Robert Silverthorn.
Some are sporting pink for the ones they love.
“I’m wearing pink for my wife Mel and she is coming up on 7 years as a breast cancer survivor. It will actually be on race day this Saturday,” said Ron Fisher.
And also for the ones they've lost.
“I’ve been affected in many ways; not me personally, but very close friends,” said Mary Farrand O’Nan.
For Ronnie Swann, it's a time to spread the word. Her daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 29.
“You can never be too young to get it. It doesn’t have an age,” said Swann.
For Barbara Lewis, it's a symbol of devotion for her friend and co-worker who is fighting cancer.
She just finished up her radiation treatments and we want to be there to support her through all the ups and downs. We have been her prayer support team at work,” said Lewis.
The purpose of today is to make a statement, to raise awareness for finding a cure. Remember this Wednesday is not the only day we should be thinking about finding a cure for breast cancer. It's every day, not just the month of October.