Susan G. Komen Foundation of Utah hosts Pink Party to Save the Girls

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) - Advocates for Breast Cancer research saw a lot of pink Friday night in Salt Lake City. The Susan G. Komen Foundation held it's annual "Pink Party to Save the Girls." 


People looked pretty in pink Friday night inside the Downtown Marriott in Salt Lake City. 


"We're having a good time here, we're all here for a good cause," Kevin Borg, Pink Party supporter. 


"A good friend of ours, well actually several good friends of ours, but one in particular is a breat cancer survivor," said Steve Moffat, Pink Party supporter.  


"I want to let them know I'm supporting them," said Ilona Christopherson, Pink Party supporter.  


They all showed up for the Susan G. Komen Pink Friday Gala to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer research. 


"The funds raised, 75% will stay in Utah and help some great programs, 25% will go to research," said Debbie Mintowt, Susan G. Komen Foundation of Utah, Executive Director. 


Some of people's favorite familiar faces from ABC 4 Utah helped host Friday night's event. 

 

"It's actually very humbling to see the people that are here in support of breast cancer and because I'm a survivor it's really humbling, it really is," said Wendy Brimley, breast cancer survivor.  


"I feel so grateful, so lucky," said Kristen Montgomery, breast cancer survivor.  


For people like Kristen Montgomery who battled breast cancer while she was pregnant with her young son, events like the one Friday night give her hope that others like her can have a bright future ahead. 


"The dream for all of us here is to find a cure to breast cancer," said Montogomery.  


As one of the main organizers of the event said, the majority of the money raised stays in Utah, but the even the money that leaves come back to Utah through research at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Now if you'd like to help, but couldn't make it to the party, here's a link to the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Utah website


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