Cancer survivor pays it forward

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – There are hundreds of causes to support through Kentucky and Indiana but there’s usually a more renewed push when the cause is close to your heart.

Leslie Bowers was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer at 34-years-old.

“It took 9 months of treatment and I went into remission two years ago this month,” she said.

Bowers’ business “Peace of the Earth” on Market Street in downtown Louisville is turning 5 also.

“In addition to our product line, we also sell a variety of eco-friendly gifts, organic children’s toys and we sell fair trade jewelry,” she said.

With all the anniversaries and celebrations, Bowers says it’s only right to pay the good fortune forward.

"I feel like I was given a second chance and I am very passionate about what Twisted Pink is doing, being a local nonprofit and I want to help bring awareness," she said.

Bowers and a few of her neighbors will be donating a portion of their sales to Twisted Pink--a local nonprofit.

The shop and dine event is happening Oct. 15.

"They give 100 percent of their profits to the research of metastatic breast cancer, which is breast cancer that spreads and metastatic breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women under the age of 50,” she said.

Bowers says more than 155,000 people are living with metastatic breast cancer.

She asks everyone to do more than just wear pink or grab a bracelet – but help volunteer and care.

Because you never know the struggle someone else is carrying.


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