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See 100s of people wearing pink on Hilton Head, Bluffton this weekend? Here is why.

Chicago firefighter pushed his wheelchair-bound mother 10 miles for Pledge the Pink

Chicago firefighter David Christopher pushed his wheelchair-bound mother 10 miles for Bluffton's Pledge the Pink while wearing full fire gear. His mother, Rose, is an 8-year survivor of breast cancer.
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Chicago firefighter David Christopher pushed his wheelchair-bound mother 10 miles for Bluffton's Pledge the Pink while wearing full fire gear. His mother, Rose, is an 8-year survivor of breast cancer.

About 1,500 people from 49 states and 17 countries visited Bluffton along with Hilton Head and Fripp Islands this weekend in support of breast cancer testing and treatment, according to a Pledge the Pink news release.

Pledge the Pink is an annual event held by LoCo Motion in the state since 2011. It is a local charity aimed at fighting cancer in South Carolina, says the release.

The event raised an estimated $125,000 for the cause, the release says.

The runners and walkers completed three 10-mile legs from Friday to Sunday.

Want to join in next year? The 2019 event is already scheduled for Oct. 24 to 27. Registration is already open, but you might want to act quick as this year’s event sold out in three months.

Cancer researcher Pinku Mukherjee made a cancer discovery at UNC Charlotte in 2009 and has since started a biotech company, OncoTab, Inc. that is now headed by her husband, Rahul Puri. They are making a blood test that can help diagnose breast and

To register, go to pledgethepink.com.

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