10/3/2012 3:35 PM
by Heidi Moore
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and here in southern West Virginia, folks are making a difference one stitch at a time.
The world's longest pink scarf will be on display throughout the month and is there to raise breast cancer awareness. Tamarack held a ribbon cutting ceremony today in honor of the pink ribbon scarf display. People from 26 states and Puerto Rico all helped contribute to the scarf, making it 4,000 feet long. Breast cancer survivor Diane Harris appreciates the amount of people who took part in this creation.
"Well we have visitors from everywhere and people saw it the first year we had it and they just wanted to contribute. They either knew someone, or had breast cancer themselves and wanted to be a part of it." Harris said.
Some Tamarack vendors will be donating a percentage of their profits to help support breast cancer while the scarf is on display. Folks have been adding to the scarf for two years now making it longer than the New River Gorge Bridge.