KLOU's own Julie Tristan joined Susan G. Komen Missouri's inaugural class of "Big Wigs" for a very important event
I'm sooooo excited that I get to do this! :) I am doing this along with 7 other 'big wigs' from the around the community! We are joining together and attempting to raise $20,000 for Susan G. Komen Missouri during Breast Cancer Awareness Month while also raising awareness!
-Julie Tristan :)
Some of the other Big Wigs include:
*Former Missouri Gov. Jay W. Nixon
*Dr. Terry Myckatyn, Washington University Plastic Surgeon
*Dr. Theresa Schwartz, Breast Surgeon at Saint Louis University Hospital
*Gloria Carter Hicks, President & CEO at Hicks Carter Hicks
*Richard Nix Jr, Butler's Pantry Owner
*Tiffani Lupenski, 5 On Your Side's News Director, KSDK-TV
What is a Big Wig? A Komen Big Wig is a very important person on a mission to end breast cancer forever by raising awareness and funds in their community & one who is willing to have fun while wearing a ridiculous pink wig!
-Every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer
-Every 13 minutes a woman loses her life to breast cancer
-Susan G Komen Missouri grants funds for local breast cancer screenings, breast health education, and patient navigation and support programs serving women, men and families in 38 Missouri and Illinois Counties
The fundraising begins October 1st!