University of Alabama gymnasts have been raising money for breast cancer awareness for years. Many of the athletes have been personally touched by the disease when a loved one has been diagnosed. The 10th Annual Power of Pink fundraising meet is extra special for Dominique Pegg, as her mother Cathi Parker was diagnosed with breast cancer last March, according to USA Today. After many treatment procedures and surgeries, Parker will be by Pegg's side at the meet.
According to USA Today, this is the first time a gymnast from Alabama will introduce her mother as a breast cancer survivor.
"There's been lots of praying, lots of looking up to Him for strength not just for myself, but to help her through it," Pegg told the source. "I could only do so much, stand back and watch what she had to go through."
Parker isn't the only one who will be introduced at the event as a breast cancer survivor. Undergraduate student Jessica Bailey was diagnosed with the disease during her senior year at the university.
The meet is being held at the Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Druid City Hospital Foundation will be selling pink luminaries at the event to honor each person touched by breast cancer.Whizzco