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Martha Jefferson Healthwise: In The Pink

Sept. 17, 2013

October is right around that corner and Martha Jefferson Hospital is already gearing up for breast cancer awareness month with its annual "In the Pink" tennis tournament. It's a fundraiser put on by the Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation and it benefits Marianne's Room at the hospital.

Nanetta Jackson is a breast cancer survivor and frequents Marianne's Room at Martha Jefferson Hospital.

The shop is full of a variety of items like wigs, scarves, prostheses and hats that are all free to cancer patients.

These accessories are all availible with the help of major fundraisers like the In the Pink tennis tournament.

On September 28th, more than 200 men and women will take to the clay court and wear pink for a good cause.

Every match will make a difference for patients like Jackson. She says Marianne's Room made her feel better about herself when she was going through treatment.

"You need to know that you can still be pretty. It encourages you that you can do this and can feel good about yourself," said Nanette Jackson, Breast Cancer Survivor.

Although, going though cancer can be a challenge, Jackson says it's been a little bit easier thanks to Marianne's Room.

In the Pink takes place on September 28th at several tennis clubs around the Charlottesville area.

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