In L’Aigle, The Pink Sisters, an association founded by two friends to fight breast cancer

Peggy Haubert and Elodie Saylard during a march organized on October 1 ©DR

Peggy Hauberk and Elodie Saylard they are two friends from L’Aigle (Orne) who have not parted from each other since they met in 1998 year. Elodie is there to support her friend Peggy when she finds out 2011 year and in 2015, have breast cancer

According to the Public Health France website, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer. more often and there is leading cause of death from cancer in a woman Always by each other’s side, Elodie stays by her friend’s side and introduces her to sports. They also took part in the Lapland Trophy, a raid five days and 100% female.

Birth of the Pink Sisters

In this raid, participants can support the association, “we wanted to take the project further and create our own association,” says Peggy Haubert. Their goal is to donate to research, so the association Pink sisters is born At the beginning of September, they were able to close the budget of sponsors, turned to L’Aigle and Calvados, “now we dedicate our time to the association”. The goal is to show that “we invest in our project.”

Saturday, October 1as part’Pink OctoberPeggy and Elodie organized six kilometer walk of solidarity from Saint-Sulpice-sur-Risle. “Pink October” is an annual breast cancer awareness campaign. During the month there is a collection of funds for research against breast cancer.

On this day, a pink wave swept over the city.

The idea of ​​this walk came to them because we found that there was not much organized for Pink October at L’Aigle.

Peggy Hauberk

The first edition this march was a success, as there were “100 participants, which exceeded our expectations. We even had to turn people away,” explains Peggy Haubert.

Indeed, more than 100 participants of the march must be announced in the prefecture. The six kilometer walk will last an hour and a half in the countryside of Aiglon.

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We had nothing but good feedback, the participants asked us to do something again next year.

Peggy Hauberk
Participants of the march
Participants of the march ©DR

300 euros for the fight against cancer

AND love which surprised the two friends because “we didn’t know if people would be receptive, we really didn’t expect it.” This march was free to attend and Peggy and Elodie had goodies for sale featuring their association.

In the end we collected 500 euros, but with the cost of the aperitif we offered, it gives us a profit of 300 euros.

Peggy Hauberk

During this march, two friends took the floor to explain who they were and why they were doing it, a speech that touched many people. They would also like to say thank you sponsor of their association, namely “the Madeleine bakery in L’Aigle, which makes praline bread for Pink October and which has decided to donate its entire belly to us for the association”, as well as Capital Santé in Saint-Sulpice-sur-Risle, which sells accessories and who “contacted us to say that their sales integration would be outsourced to us.”

A nice gesture and a nice show of solidarity that touches Peggy and Elodie, “it was a nice surprise for us.”

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