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Big Wigs Raising Donations and Awareness for Susan G. Komen West Texas

AMARILLO - Fifteen people from Amarillo and Lubbock are working to raise money and awareness when it comes to breast cancer.

It is all part of the Big Wigs campaign through Susan G. Komen West Texas.

The Big Wigs include doctors, radio DJs, and those who have fought breast cancer.

"There are several Big Wigs that are breast cancer and survivors and some that are currently in treatment so they are passionate about this cause and our organization," said Lisa Hoff Davis, the Big Wig Coordinator for Susan G. Komen West Texas.

Our own, Jackie Kingston is donning a pink wig to help against the fight.

"To have Big Wig ambassadors from all sorts of different walks of life, all sorts of different industries, from all sorts of levels of income, it has been so important to this campaign to have so many people," said Jackie.

Hoff Davis with says it is nice to have different people helping during the campaign because breast cancer could affect anyone.

"Breast cancer does not discriminate, whether it be your mother, your grandmother, your daughter, your niece, your nephew, your cousin and we just want to have everybody be aware and we do have some male Big Wigs as well," added Hoff Davis.

Jackie says she wanted to get involved because she has seen first hand how Susan G. Komen can help local women.

"I've had friends and family lately who have been diagnosed lately with breast cancer and it just solidifies my want to eradicate it and makes me want to raise all of the money that we can for this groundbreaking research that Susan G. Komen does and for the incredible help that they are able to give breast cancer survivors, people who are going through breast cancer and for their families," said Jackie.

Each big wig is raising a minimum of $2,500.

The ultimate goal is to get $50,000.

You can donate, by visiting http://komenwesttexas.org/.


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