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Breast cancer survivors “Pack the Mall In Pink”

Posted at 1:43 PM, Oct 14, 2018
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:51:25-04

“Pack the Place in Pink” started in 2007, when Skyview volleyball Coach Vicki Carl was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Eleven years later, teams and other groups put on their own events to support the cause.

The Rimrock Mall hosted a fashion show at “Pack the Mall in Pink.”

It’s part of non-profit organization, “Pack the Place in Pink.”

The event also raises awareness and reminds women to have an annual screening mammogram starting at age 40.

The group raises money to help breast cancer patients around Montana.

“It’s so wonderful for them,” said Tracy Kangas, a “Pack the Place in Pink” board member. “They form a group and a bond with each other and they look forward to this event every year. And it’s also good for the new survivors, the new cancer patients that are just going through it because they know there’s hope.”

“These women are survivors,” said Jennifer Jodrey, lead Mammography Technologist at Billings Clinic. “We just love them and are just highly encouraged by seeing them out and living their lives and this is just something that is reflective of that.”

Skyview hosts Senior in volleyball for “Pack the Place in Pink” on Tuesday.

For the first time, Montana State will host a “Pack the Place in Pink” event when the Cats host Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo on November 3rd in Bozeman.