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Splash of Color brings together breast cancer survivors

WATERLOO (KWWL)--  Breast cancer survivors and their caregivers got a little splash of color at the Waterloo Public Library Thursday.

The event was sponsored by the Beyond Pink Team.  It offered a free social and educational opportunity for the women and a few men,. Several speakers spoke about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, and the importance of breast cancer screenings.

Organizers of the event felt there was something missing in the community about the topic of breast cancer, especially for African-American women.

''No one was talking about it, telling their story. We know that it happens, so why aren't people talking about it. One thing we wanted to do was bring these women together to share stories, and encourage each other.

Those in attendance also had a chance to get their blood pressure checked.

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