Sunday, in their village of less than 300 inhabitants, south-east of Toulouse, the Caignacais mobilized to participate in the breast cancer screening awareness campaign, “Pink October” with an original operation. At the origin of the project, Laurent Fournié and his family, Virginie, Nicolas and Sarah, managers of the multiservice grocery store “La source” in Caignac. They imagined a huge garland of bras to decorate the streets of the village.
Via social networks, they appealed for donations and after a vast outpouring of solidarity, supported 600 bras (twice the number of inhabitants), from all over Lauragais, as far as Toulouse, for make a garland nearly 800 meters long in the streets of the village. Farmer Batiste Marquié came with his telehandler to help hang the garland on the poles on the main street. The bras will then be donated to a charity.
To mark the event, Laurent Fournié also planned an all-pink menu for his restaurant: raspberry mojito, beetroot soup, pink spaghetti with smoked salmon, raspberry banana smoothie. The meal was offered at € 20, including € 5 donated to the cancer league.
On the facade of the grocery store, a photo exhibition on cancer, the fresco of a tree enriched with glued flowers and which will be drawn at the end of the event.
Created in 1918, the Ligue contre le cancer is a non-profit association which aims, in particular, to inform the population about the risks associated with cancer, to finance research in this field and to provide any form of support. to cancer patients and their families. Each year, nearly 54,000 cases of breast cancer are detected and nearly 12,000 women die from the disease. However, detected at an early stage, this cancer can be cured in 9 out of 10 cases.