Tar Heel Talk: October 9th, 2016

Topic: Paint It Pink/1in9

Guests: Stephanie Beguelin, Breast Cancer Survivor & Founder of 1in9
             Jamie Ferguson, Executive Chair, Paint it Pink Gala
October is breast cancer awareness month and this episode looks at local efforts to help raise awareness about breast cancer and support for families battling this disease. 1in9 is an organization founded by breast cancer survivor Stephanie Beguelin and her husband. 1in9 supports breast cancer patients by making sure they have the necessary resources to travel to and from doctor appointments and pay for other expenses like food, utility bills, and childcare. The Paint it Pink Gala is a fundraiser that honors the memory of a young woman who was a diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 23 and died three years later. All proceeds from the Gala go to 1in9 to help other breast cancer patients.