Seven years ago, a Medora woman and her daughter established an event to raise awareness of breast cancer and help those who have been touched by the disease.

“My daughter, Deven Wayman-Shirley, helps with the computer aspects and social media,” said Debra Wayman, co-founder, volunteer and president of HOPE Medora Goes Pink. “The event takes a lot of organization and structure.”

The event — conducted on the second Saturday of October each year — requires the help of other family members, including Wayman’s son and her husband, and many volunteers from the town of Medora and elsewhere.

Wayman’s son, Denny, who lives just outside of Medora, handcrafts the wooden flowers, spinners, wood frames and even the plinko game board for the event.

Her husband, Dennis, also helps out with the construction projects and other areas, including erecting signs, where needed.

HOPE Medora Goes Pink began as a family affair for the Waymans and has brought the community together to help raise money for those battling cancer.

This year’s event is Saturday.

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