Pink tie campaign raises $700 for breast cancer research - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Pink tie campaign raises $700 for breast cancer research

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

It has been a record month for the Memphis chapter of the American Cancer Society.

More than $500,000 was donated during Breast Cancer Awareness month, and more than 12,000 people took part in the "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk at the Liberty Bowl.

WMC Action News 5's Andrew Douglas once again asked viewers to take part in his annual pink tie campaign. Many of you sent him pink ties to wear on the air and sent donations to fight breast cancer. All of your money went towards funding breast cancer research here in Memphis.

"We have research that's happening right here in Tennessee and right here in Memphis and we're super excited about the research grant that is specifically for breast cancer,” said Tracy McFall of the Memphis chapter of the American Cancer Society.

"Breast cancer affects everybody, not just the person diagnosed, Sarah Bynum of the American Cancer Society added. "Breast cancer affects families and communities and businesses."

Andrew gave the American Cancer Society a check for $700 on behalf of everyone who donated and everyone who sent him a pink tie during Breast Cancer Awareness month.

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