Charlotte, N.C. — Breast cancer survivors took a visit to Charlotte Motor Speedway on Wednesday to “paint the pit wall pink” to boost consciousness a few battle for a remedy and exhibit their power.
It doesn’t take lengthy for the conversations to start out between the group of girls sharing a bond that none of them requested for.
June Mangum and E. Reese each know what it’s like to listen to the dreaded words- breast cancer.
“I was planning to go to the beach that day when I got the letter in the mail that they saw something suspicious,” Reese stated.
“I was shopping on a Friday at Kohl’s in Cary when I got a call from my doctor,” Mangum recalled.
They relived the reminiscences with every brush stroke as they painted the raceway wall pink in a celebration of survival. Both ladies have been cancer-free for greater than a decade.
“It’s 13 years for me, so it feels good to be able to paint this wall. It just feels like an accomplishment,” Reese stated.
“I came to the race last year and just looking down at the wall we painted, it just says ‘girl power,’” Mangum stated.
The freshly painted wall will keep pink for subsequent week’s NASCAR race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.