Human Ribbon Symbolizes Hope and Community

Steve and Emily Goudy started the Taking a Shot at Breast Cancer Calendar and Human Ribbon in 2010 after one of Emily’s closest friends shared that her sister was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer.  At that moment, Emily decided she wanted to do more, and she shared her thoughts with Steve. With that, the idea for the calendar and Human Ribbon were born.

Over the past several years, the couple has worked very closely with the Community Foundation of St. Clair County donating to different community breast cancer funds. In 2014, they started the “Taking a Shot at Breast Cancer” Fund with the community’s support. One of their events, The Human Ribbon, took place last weekend. Community members wearing pink gathered at Keifer Park to form a human ribbon. The effect was stunning and symbolized hope and community for cancer patients and survivors.  The group hosts several fundraisers throughout the year.