Pink It Up

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Tallahassee, FL 10-2-11

Gabriela Brown only has one wish for her birthday

"It's my sixteenth birthday next week and I wanted to do something different, but really special and meaningful."

That special gift Gabriela says is to honor her cousin Janet. She passed away from a rare form of breast cancer.

"She use to cater all my birthdays so I wanted to do something in tribute to here and all the other people in my life who have been affect and really do something that's going to mean a lot."

That's why she is taking part in "Pink it up."

It's a national campaign that raises awareness and funds to fight breast cancer.

All the gifts were donated to the Sharon Ewing Walker Breast Cancer Center at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

Gabriela hopes to raise about $16,000.

All money will benefit the breast cancer center at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

It's also how Gabriela hopes to keep her cousin's memory alive.

"She was a really sweet and caring woman. She catered all my birthday parties when I was little and it's just sad that's she's not here to do this, for such a special birthday, but I'll always remember her."

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