People "Get Pinked" in support of breast cancer awareness
A local salon is brightening up people's days and their hair as they raise awareness about breast cancer on Sunday.
The Ian Bradley Salon in Macon hosted its first annual "Get Pinked" event. Stylists put pink extensions in people's hair while others received a manicure in support of the event. According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer for women and the stylists at the salon said they want people to know how widespread the disease is.
“Especially women of color because we tend to not want to take the initiative to take care of ourselves so that's why we wanted to do this event to bring more awareness to our community,” stylist and owner of Indian Hair Emporium Michell Whitby said.
The salon raised about $500. "Get Pinked" will continue all month with the next event on September 28 at the Mercer women's soccer game. If you want to donate to the cause, call (478) 321-4211 or email Whitby at email@example.com.