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Pink Ladies invite cancer survivors to join them


Grandview's Pink Ladies will hold their annual get-together Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Clay Cafe.

The event is open to anyone who has survived or is going through treatment for breast cancer, said Connie Anderson, who organized the first Pink Ladies outing four years ago with Carol Davis and the late Brenda Ross-Mathes.

"It's a informal group that gets together to paint a piece of pottery at the Clay Cafe, but more importantly, to talk and give support to each other," Anderson said.

This year's outing will take place from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Clay Cafe, 1644 W. Fifth Ave.

The support and encouragement she received from others, many of whom she had no idea had been diagnosed with breast cancer, helped her as she went through her own treatment, she said.

Named after the "Pink Ladies" clique in the movie Grease, the local group is informal and meets only for its annual get-together at the Clay Cafe, Anderson said.

"We were looking for something that would be fun, not too serious, but would allow us to encourage each other and celebrate another year of life," she said.

Anderson said she particularly encourages anyone currently undergoing treatment to attend this weekend's event.

"It's nice to meet with others who have gone through the same thing to see that, yes, life will go on and you will get through it yourself," she said.

For more information about the event, email Anderson at