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Friday’s Pink Out Day to benefit local cancer patients

Friday’s Pink Out Day to benefit local cancer patients
October 16
16:46 2017

Monday morning, Our Town founder Eva Cantrell visited Breckenridge schools to hand out pre-ordered Pink Out t-shirts and talk to students about cancer. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/ Breckenridge Texan)

At this Friday’s Breckenridge High School varsity football game, fans of the Buckaroos can show their support for the hometown team and help out local cancer patients by wearing a Pink Out shirt.

This year’s Pink Out shirts are available at The Shirt Shop and cost $10 each (a few dollars more for 2X and 3X sizes). Proceeds from the t-shirts will go to Our Town, a nonprofit organization that assists cancer patients in Stephens County.

“Our Town helps people in (Breckenridge) who have cancer,” said Eva Cantrell, who started the organization with her husband, Bacel Cantrell. “We help them get to a doctor, or anything else they need. We sell Pink Out shirts to raise money to help people with cancer.”

On Monday, Oct. 16, Eva Cantrell was visiting Breckenridge schools, delivering pre-ordered Pink Out t-shirts and talking to students about Our Town, cancer, healthy living and wearing pink on Friday, Oct. 20. The Shirt Shop will be taking orders for Pink Out t-shirts through Thursday, Oct. 19, and they have some extra shirts available. Long-sleeved t-shirts and hoodies are also available in adult sizes.

Our Town is going on its sixth year, Cantrell said. The group has several fundraisers each year, but Pink Out is the biggest. “In the past, we’ve raised $5,000 to $6,500 with Pink Out,” she said. “All of the money Our Town raises stays in Stephens County.”

Past years’ Pink Out t-shirts are on display at The Shirt Shop.

The organization has helped cancer patients get their cars repaired, fix their air conditioners, pay insurance co-pays, buy gasoline, and more. “We help with just about anything they need,” Cantrell said. “If we have the funds, we help. Altogether, we’ve helped 42 families.”

Most of the people they help find their way to Our Town via word-of-mouth and personal referrals, she said. For more information about Pink Out or Our Town’s services, call Cantrell at 254-246-2150 or at her business, ExCel Salon, 254-559-2229.  For more information about Pink Out shirts, call The Shirt Shop at 254-559-2775.

Story by Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

Cutline, top photo: Eva Cantrell, founder of the local organization Our Town, talks to students at North Elementary about Pink Out Day (Friday, Oct. 20) and cancer. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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