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Tifton cancer survivor continues unique fundraiser

The 2nd Annual Pink Cup Breast Cancer Challenge is Saturday at Tift County High School. (Source:WALB) The 2nd Annual Pink Cup Breast Cancer Challenge is Saturday at Tift County High School. (Source:WALB)
Last year's event raised thousands of dollars that provided free breast screenings to area women. (Source:WALB) Last year's event raised thousands of dollars that provided free breast screenings to area women. (Source:WALB)
This year, the challenge includes over 15 events. (Source:WALB) This year, the challenge includes over 15 events. (Source:WALB)
Cindy Spurlin, Breast Cancer Survivor (Source:WALB) Cindy Spurlin, Breast Cancer Survivor (Source:WALB)
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

Cindy Spurlin loves competitions.

So when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, she made her sickness a challenge.

“I had that sinking feeling in my gut, but then I also had this determination in me. And I’m like shaking my head on the inside…it’s not going to get me this time,” Spurlin said.

Fast forward to now, Spurlin is a 3-year breast cancer survivor and is helping other women in the area.

For the second year in a row, Spurlin is hosting the Pink Cup Breast Cancer Challenge.

This year, more than 10 teams consisting of 10-35 members will compete in nearly 20 events.

Spurlin said each event mimics some type of obstacle that women have to face when their dealing with breast cancer.

The money raised from the challenge will go towards providing free breast screenings for women in the Tifton area.

In addition to raising the money, Spurlin also wants to remind women about self-exams.

“Breast cancer is not a death sentence anymore. It’s very treatable, very curable,” Spurlin said.

But women did to make sure that they are checking, Spurlin said early detection is key.

The event begins around 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Tift County High School.

For more information on the event, click here.

 To read area breast cancer survivors’ stories, click here.

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