Workers Wear Pink for a Cause

By: Lori Mitchell
By: Lori Mitchell

Tim Kirby is a manufacturing engineer at Car Top Systems in Bowling Green. He is also the son of a two time cancer survivor.
For him, this is much more than a pink shirt. It represents his mother's battle and victory over breast cancer. That's why he asked fellow workers to also don the color pink on Oct. 20, 2006, to show support for those who have been affected by the disease.

"They're just miserable and it kills a part of their soul. You pray that they'll get back to where they were before cancer got to them so you can share memories and make more memories. Luckily that's what me and my mom have gotten to do," Kirby said.

About 12 fellow workers joined Kirby in wearing pink Friday to celebrate Tim's mother, Lavern Kirby, who is now cancer-free and has been for about nine years. Lavern said she believes her faith, friends and family have led to her recovery.

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