In this Pink Courage report Neile Jones explains how an "extension" could help extend life for some breast cancer patients.
A trip to the hair salon for Rachel Petty is about much more than adding a 'pop of color', she says, "It represents the fight for breast cancer and a cure for breast cancer."
Petty says, as a 5 year non-hodgkins lymphoma survivor, she knows all too well about the fight against cancer.
And she's not the only cancer survivor in her family, "My grandmother and my mother and my mother-in-law area all breast cancer survivors."
On the day we caught up with her family friend and stylist, Nikki Corning was helping Petty with some pink extensions as part of the She by so. Cap. Usa's Pink Hair For Hope Campaign. Corning says, "The pink extension is just something small, fashionable that somebody can come in and do real quick. Any age can come in as well. It's something that takes a short amount of time to show your small part to be able to support a great cause."
For 10 dollars you pick your pink and then wear it with pride knowing the company says funds from it's campaign will be used to help in the fight against breast cancer.
Petty says, "To me cancer is cancer. We are all in the same fight together just raising awareness about it. And we all can support each other no matter what kind of cancer it is."
Which is why this survivor is wearing her pink in style.
Now if pink is not your style you can always just make a donation to the cause as well.
And just so you know, we caught up with these ladies at the Enve in Fayetteville.