Monument brewery event supports breast cancer awareness

Pikes Peak Brewing Company holds event for Breast Cancer Awareness Month -- FOX21 News, Sarah Ferguson

MONUMENT, Colo. — The beer is flowing for breast cancer awareness month, with Pikes Peak Brewing Company in Monument getting it off to a great start.

The brewery teamed up with the UCHealth’s Pink Lifesaver Mobile Mammogram Truck for their fifth annual event to benefit women’s health charities.

This year, they’re donating all proceeds to Sisters Hope, a local nonprofit that supports breast cancer survivors.

For Orreena Yarborough, Sunday’s event holds a special place in her heart, as she lost both her aunts to breast cancer.

“They’re not forgotten, and we want to make sure they aren’t, because their life meant something, and through them we were able to have breast cancer awareness, and we move forward and we support the events,” said Yarborough.

Yarborough said it’s important to have events like this to raise awareness for the community. She said Sisters Hope is a great support system for women who’ve gone through so much.

“When we see the results of these retreats or read the results from these retreats from other women, we think we benefited them, so that’s a great feeling,” said Jack Glavan, a family representative for Sisters Hope.

Glavan’s sister, Cathy, started Sisters Hope in 2002, before she died of breast cancer in 2004. Glavan said carrying on his sister’s legacy means more than anything.

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