Coal miners wearing pink for a good cause

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

The coalfields of Appalachia were painted pink today.

Coal miners wore pink to support breast cancer awareness for the second year in a row.

From pink hard hats to shirts, coal miners sported pink underground to honor the women in their lives.

Including last year's donations to the Coal Miners Care campaign, the initiative has raised more than 100,000 dollars.

The donations are split equally and given to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the American Cancer Society.

And this year not only TECO Coal mines participated.

"Just like any other thing, when someone needs help they come together. But they really support the breast cancer and the Relay for Life. And that shows people like me and others that there are people out there that care," said Sheila Bowman, a breast cancer survivor and TECO Coal employee.

Organizers in Pike County hope to increase the amount donated in the fight against cancer.

You can still send donations to Coal Operators and Associates at P.O. Box 3158 Pikeville, KY 41502.

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