More than 3,000 people in Colorado are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, and this disease doesn't just affect one person it affects everyone around them. That's why one woman, who survived the deadly disease wants to throw one couple a wedding; that one perfect day free of charge. This year's Wedding Pink is on the Western Slope.
Cheryl Ungar is a 21 year breast cancer survivor and a wedding photographer.
“It’s just a way that I felt that I could combine my skills and put something together to benefit a younger person going through breast cancer today or has been affected by breast cancer,” said Ungar
The Wedding Pink started in Denver two years ago.
Monique Huff, the owner, of Abra Formal Wear in Grand Junction, says, “It's such a special day and special event in someone's life.”
Roxanne and Joseph Romero were giving this year's wedding in Beaver Creek. Roxanne is a breast cancer survivor.
Ungar says, “It offers a silver lining and a ray of hope after going through something so horrible.”
The next wedding will be on the Western Slope at the Wine Country Inn in Palisade.
Everything is already taken care of, local businesses have donated the venue, the food, the flowers, even the dress.
Huff says, “I got involved because I've been personally touched by breast cancer in our family. We had somebody pass away and I thought this would be a great opportunity to kind of give back to make somebody feel special.”
All the Wedding Pink needs now is a bride and groom.
Ungar says, “To do something nice for somebody who has struggled with breast cancer and its really that simple.”
The Wedding Pink is now taking submissions for a couple who has survived or has been affected by breast cancer. To sign up click here.