CHARLOTTE WCNC, October 10, 2013 — Missy Johnston and Maura Sandborn are both survivors.
Diagnosed with breast cancer several years ago, the Charlotte moms are now joining in the effort to remind other women to get mammograms when they turn 40.
“I call it the dark day, when you’re fearful because you have a family, children, a husband,” said Sanborn, as she remembered the toughest time during her fight with breast cancer.
“It doesn’t go away,” said Johnston, referring to the every day reminder that she survived the diagnosis, but so many others aren’t as lucky.
The women, and several of their friends and neighbors from Ballantyne County Club, spent Monday preparing bows as part of the BCC Rally’s Pink Bow Campaign.
The group sells the bows for $2 and $7 to other neighborhoods, businesses and community groups.
So far, they’ve made $160,000 selling the bows that can be found all over Charlotte neighborhoods and businesses and in dozens of other communities throughout the state.