GRAND ISLAND, NY - October is breast cancer awareness month. While you will see many people speaking out for the cause, some survivors are reluctant to be in the spotlight.
Let us introduce you to such a survivor, who planned to keep breast cancer to herself, but decided she had to speak up.
Carol Horrigan's been a music teacher for 26 years. She was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. After six months of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation she is coming out she is one year cancer free. Horrigan said, "There was no way that cancer was going to take the better of me."
She is spreading this hope by using her talents and support from the community to give back.
She's organized an inpirational concert and entry into the American Cancer Society's Pink Glove Competition.
The winner of the pink glove dance competition is given $10,000 to donate to the cancer charity of their choice. And it all comes down to online votes. We have a link where you can like the Huth Road Elementary school video to help.
The Grand Island Sings for Hope concert is coming up next week. It will be on Monday, October 17th at 7:30 p.m at the high school. Money raised will go to Mary's room which gives free wigs to cancer patients and St. Mary's Hospital.