A group of Sackville sisters are coming together to honour their mom, a breast cancer survivor, by raising money for Run for the Cure.
The three sisters believe music brings people together and that will be the focus of an event they are hosting on Sunday, Sept. 16.
Bands Supporting Breasts is an all-day fundraiser featuring six favourite local bands. The event officially runs from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Brewsters in Bedford with families welcome. Dress is casual and pink is sure to be the in colour of the night.
Of course dressing in pink is not a big stretch for the Grandy sisters - now Bev Hubley, Norma Hippern and Bonnie Porter - they grew up in a pink-themed home.
"We raised three girls," laughed family matriarch Lorraine Grandy. "My husband was always out voted."
Lorraine's CURE-ageous Troops is the official name of the fundraising group of sisters who raised $9,800 last year. They host other events throughout the year including yard sales and backyard parties. This year their goal is to reach $10,000.
"We're inspired by our mother," said Hubley. "She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 and has had three pacemakers over the past 15 months. She is truly courageous and our driving force."
Grandy said raising three girls was fun and interesting.
"I am so proud of them," she said. "What they are doing is wonderful."
All four women said that although the event focuses on women and breast cancer, their 80 year-old dad Archie has been a huge help to the cause.
"He may not be wearing pink, but he's doing his part by running around with donation letters and doing bottle drives," said Porter.
Although they try to keep their fundraising efforts upbeat and positive, Hubley said they are too aware of the devastation breast cancer can have.
"There are so many causes, and so many cancers, but this one is so close to our hearts," she said. "Our cousin was recently diagnosed at 50 years old."
Bands Supporting Breasts is the Troops' biggest and final push before the Run for the Cure on Sept. 30 and they are hoping to see a huge turnout this year.
There are still opportunities to help out with donation items. Anyone interested can call Bev at 865-9415, Norma at 431-3210 or Bonnie at 864-8323.