A Coventry Village boutique will turn pink this Saturday in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Blush Boutique will host a "Passion for Pink" benefit party from 5 to 10 p.m. at 1783 Coventry Road. The shop will be filled will pink decorations, dresses and miniature martini glasses to celebrate the perseverance of cancer survivors like owner Laurie Klopper's best friend, Cindy Young.
"I'd always heard about breast cancer and I ran the (Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure) for years, but you never think this is going to affect you until it hits somebody you know," Klopper said. But she was just so upbeat during the entire experience."
Young, a Cleveland Heights resident and three-year survivor, will also attend the event. Ten percent of purchases made during the party will be donated to The Gathering Place.
"I picked The Gathering Place because it was an organization that helped my best friend, and I know it's helped so many people who were going to cancer," Klopper said. "We've got pink scarves to give out to people who make purchases. I think it will be a fun party."
Klopper, who stood by Young during chemotherapy, wanted to give back to the entire community by making a donation and raising awareness about breast cancer.
"It doesn't cost anything," Klopper said. "Just come in and support people who have had breast cancer."