For the third year in a row, Fallen Heroes Tattoo is partnering with the Sue DiNapoli Ovarian Cancer Society.
Fallen Heroes held a tattoo-a-thon from Tuesday through Saturday, and ended with a big party with lots of entertainment for all the supporters. They raised about $15,000.
Tattoos were $60, and $40 of that went to support cancer research.
Fallen Heroes Tattoo owner and artist David Brown said he got involved because his mom died of ovarian cancer.
“It’s huge because [ovarian cancer] did take my mom, and every penny we put back just feels good,” Brown said. “We got a donation bin inside as well. If people don’t want a tattoo, that’s cool. Come in and be part of what this community is capable of.”
“We believe every woman deserves her best chance at survival, regardless of her economic situation,” Susan DiNapoli-Guyton, the Executive Director of the Sue DiNapoli Ovarian Cancer Society, said. “Our Sue’s Gift financial aid program helps pay for women’s bills as they go through treatment for gynecological cancer. It’s really important that local businesses get involved and help local nonprofits. We are doing great things out here. Together.”
The Be Ovary Aware 5k run and 3k walk was held Sunday at America The Beautiful Park.