CLEARFIELD, CLEARFIELD COUNTY - "Hope" is what breast cancer survivors want people diagnosed with breast cancer to know is out there. "Hope" is now on display in the form of a quilt hanging in the Yingling Cancer Center in Clearfield.
The quilt was donated as part of Ford's "Warriors in Pink" campaign that collects individual patches created in honor of lives lost, survivors and those fighting. To form this quilt, volunteers hand stitched each of the 100 patches together in the form of a heart.
At the unveiling people shared their own stories of hope and of how breast cancer has effected their lives.
For the owner of Your Neighborhood Ford Store in Clearfield Tom Dotts shared that he lost his mother 42 years ago. She died of complications due to breast cancer.
He further shared he hopes his two daughters will have children that are able to say the disease that killed their great grandmother has been cured.
As the quilt hung brightly some stastics were shared. In Pennsylvania, 33 people are diagnosed each day, 6 will die. In the United States, every 2 minutes someone is diagnosed.
With this said, the Cancer Center shares, early detection is key.