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Special Deliveries Made To Breast Cancer Survivors

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by Chris Conte

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - An east Nashville woman is using her talents as a baker to help brighten the days of October for local breast cancer patients and survivors.

"Something just came to my heart to do this," explained Thelma Sunshine Pinkerton.

The 49-year-old has lost her mother, grandmother, and aunt to breast cancer. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month she decided to put her talents as a baker to good use.

"Every day this month I'm giving away a cake or cupcakes to a breast cancer survivor or family members of a breast cancer patient. When you're going through cancer and the treatments you never realize how alone you are and so this was my way of saying 'no you're not alone,'" she explained.

So far, she's made more than a dozen deliveries, including one on Thursday to a receptionist at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital's sports rehabilitation center.

"It's special, it's really special," explained Jimmie Mangrum, who is a cancer survivor and who was surprised with a box of pink cupcakes.

Thelma is using Facebook to reach out to her friends and their friends to find cancer patients and survivors so that she can make her deliveries.

"I just wanna touch people's lives to let them know that people care," she said.

To contact Thelma via email: sunshinesbizz@yahoo.com.

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