FAIRFIELD COUNTY — While Fairfield County was celebrating Halloween and decking everything out in purple, orange, and black, the Winnsboro branch of the All South Credit Union was celebrating a different kind of month.
Instead of dressing as ghosts and goblins, the ladies at All South dressed all in pink for what they called Pink-o-ween.
All South set buckets out in October and all month asked customers to let them keep the change. At the end of the month, the change was added up and a check was presented to the Fairfield Breast Friends.
Breast cancer affects nearly one in every eight women. All South employee Andi Phipps said several employees at the branch have friends and family who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
“My mother and mother-in-law (have been affected),” she said. “And Samitrius (Hart) has family who has been affected.”
In fact, the representative for the Fairfield Breast Friends, Bonnie Myers, is a 20-year survivor of breast cancer. Through her struggles, she has survived and even become a beacon of hope. Today, she reaches out to those affected to offer support and advice.
While October has come to an end, breast cancer and the fight against it continues. Myers said that the Fairfield Breast Friends will have a pancake breakfast in January and will collect socks and blankets for breast cancer victims.
The All South employees all expressed their joy at being able to help. Myers, though, was perhaps overjoyed and thankful.
“I just want to say how grateful we are to All South for making this contribution,” she said.
Reach James Inabinet at 803-635-4016.