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Local mom hosts "50 Shades of Pink" event to benefit breast cancer awareness foundation

Local mom hosts "50 Shades of Pink" event to benefit breast cancer awareness foundation (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A local mom invites you to a special event this weekend to help women fight breast cancer.

Fifty Shades of Pink a fundraiser on Friday night which benefits the Erica J. Holloman Foundation.


Erica's mom is a passionate advocate for helping to fight triple negative breast cancer. It's an aggressive form of breast cancer which often strikes women who are younger, and who are African American.

Local 12 and Liz Bonis met up with Erica’s mom Josie just a few months ago, when she launched the first “Triple Negative” Ohio license plate for breast cancer.

She continues to do events all year for awareness.

This event on Friday night is their special themed event each year. Last year it had a “70's theme” and as you can probably guess it's a night of fun and celebration, but it’s also a chance to once again share a message.

Liz Bonis asked Josie what she wants women to know about triple negative breast cancer.

“I want women to know that cancer comes in subtypes, triple negative is one of the most devastating types of breast cancer, and the more people who are aware, and learn how to protect themselves and the more people we make aware, one day maybe we'll have a cure for triple negative breast cancer,” said Josie.

Friday’s event is to wear pink and black or any shade of pink. It's at the Redmoor on Linwood, at 8 p.m.

For ticket information as well as more on this breast cancer subtype, you can follow this link.

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