GREENSBORO - On Wednesday, October 30, 2013 the men and women who wear black and blue to serve you are going pink.
Police will gather with musicians, chefs, and young people who will showcase their talents to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research in an event called "Gathering for a Cure."
The program begins at 7 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel at 415 South Swing Road in Greensboro.
"We wanted to find a way to support our officers and other people in the community fighting this disease," said Officer T.V. Moore, one of the event's organizers.
Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society, which helps cancer patients during treatment and survivors afterwards. "Cancer is not a death sentence anymore," explained Amanda Wycoff from the American Cancer Society's Greensboro office.
The event features motivational testimonies from breast cancer survivors, along with an inspirational message from WFMY News 2 Anchor Tracey McCain.
Chefs from the Virginia College School of Culinary Arts will prepare the buffet meal, while encouraging young people from the Outer Limits Offender Program to turn a love for cooking into a career. Under the tutelage of the school's professional chefs, approximately 10 young adults with a deferred prosecution will learn how to select, prepare, pair, plate, and serve food.
Guests are encouraged to wear pink to show support for breast cancer awareness.
Tickets cost $30 each, or $300 for a table of 10 guests. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Tickets can be purchased at the American Cancer Society office at 4-A Oak Branch Drive, Monday thru Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. For more information, contact Emily Leach with the American Cancer Society at 336-834-335, or Officer TV Moore with the Greensboro Police Department at 336-373-4555.
WFMY News 2/Greensboro Police Department