Fayetteville woman shines light on breast cancer by selling pink bulbs

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Friday, October 13, 2017
Lighting it up pink for breast cancer
Gladys Hill is raising awareness and money for breast cancer with pink lightbulbs.

FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina (WTVD) -- A woman is shining light on breast cancer by selling pink light bulbs hoping to light up Fayetteville pink.

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It's no secret that lightbulbs come in all shapes and colors. Chris Birk with Mid-South Lighting would know because he sells them and light fixtures for a living.

"Gladys Hill is the drive behind this and we're just glad to be able to be a part of this and help," Birk said.

"I always saw the lights so I thought, 'oh my gosh, there's a small light store," Hill said. "I should go in and just ask if they could give me a donation."

It's a donation Hill said she believes could shine light on breast cancer. It's a pink light supporting women battling the disease.

"Breast cancer has touched everybody's life in some form or fashion," Birk said. "Any type of cancer."

Birk donated hundreds of pink lightbulbs to Hill to sell for $5 apiece. All the money is going to Friends of the Cancer Center at Cape Fear Valley. The effort is already gaining steam in the community in just three days.

"I'm always for breast cancer awareness because my grandma passed away from it," said Olga Bryson with BreakThrough Physical Therapy.

Bright pink lights now illuminate parts of Fayetteville in a color that symbolizes so much for hope for both fighters and survivors.

If you would like to purchase a pink light bulb, contact Mid-South Lighting in Fayetteville or call Gladys Hill at (910) 339-7231.