SC state fair goes pink for breast cancer awareness - DatelineCarolina

SC state fair goes pink for breast cancer awareness

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People of all ages come to the tent to learn about breast cancer awareness. People of all ages come to the tent to learn about breast cancer awareness.
Fair goers will get a free ticket to spin the wheel for a chance to win a prize. Fair goers will get a free ticket to spin the wheel for a chance to win a prize.

By: Vince Dacus  

If you are heading out to the South Carolina state fair over the next week and a half, you will have no trouble spotting the big pink tent.

It's part of the SC state fair's promotion of breast cancer awareness. The tent is sponsored by Lexington Medical Center.

Fair goers will find flyers, promotions, and the chance to spin the wheel to win prizes there. The tent focuses mainly on awareness for women, but men are invited to visit too.

Fair director, Gary Goodman says this has been one of his dreams.

"Our whole idea was to try to bring the community together, to get out a message, early detection, treatment, and the fact that basically if you get a diagnosis its not a death sentence," Goodman said.

Eleanor Mahnken is a breast cancer survivor who spends time at the tent. She has a simple message for women.

"Keep up with the mammogram. I did them every year and i skipped one because my father passed away and i though what's the difference and i was 11 months behind and that's when they found the cancer," Mahnken said.

You will be able to find the pink tent just inside the main gate at the fair.

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