Local breast cancer organization holds fundraiser in Shreveport

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The C. Wright Pink Ribbon Project hosted a fundraiser at the McDonald’s restaurant on Greenwood Road. A percentage of all the meals bought at the store went to support funds for women battling for breast cancer.

Founded by Catherine Wright, she says the organization wishes to raise awareness about breast cancer and let the community know they’re there to support patients in any way possible.

“We take care of their mortgages. We take care of their rent. We take care of utilities. We take care of the water bill. We buy the food. We buy the prosthetics. We buy the medicine. As you battle the disease we know you’re worried about a lot of things so what we do is we take burden from how you’re going to make your ends-meet so you can concentrate on your health and concentrate on healing,” said Wright.

In addition, the St. Luke’s Episcopal Medical Ministry has a mobile unit at the scene, where its offering free blood pressure checks, blood sugar screening and mammogram referrals.

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