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CREW to turn the town pink

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Commercial Real Estate Women Charlotte will host its ninth annual “Queen City in Pink” campaign during October.

CREW Charlotte presents the campaign each year as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this year the group is encouraging participating businesses to display pink during the entire month.

The QCIP initiative asks owners and tenants of Charlotte properties to illuminate their buildings with pink lighting, temporarily turn fountains pink with dye or lighting, or decorate with other displays of pink including ribbons, banners and flags, according to a press release from the organization.

“Having CREW Charlotte turn our city pink each year feels like the entire city is celebrating the survivorship of so many of us, but also honoring the women who have lost their lives to this disease,” said Laura Renegar, a CREW member and breast cancer survivor, in the release. “As a survivor, I would like to thank each and every business that participates in Queen City in Pink for breast cancer awareness month and also CREW Charlotte for working so diligently on this every year.”

CREW Charlotte President Marie McLucas added, “I find it hard to find someone that hasn’t been affected by breast cancer in some way. I am proud that CREW Charlotte is highlighting the wonderful organizations in Charlotte that help breast cancer patients and their families during a difficult time. QCIP is an easy, yet wonderful, way for the city to show support to the survivors, fighters, families and friends who are affected by breast cancer.”

For more information on Queen City in Pink, visit http://www.crewcharlotte.org/events/queen-city-in-pink.

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