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Hundreds enjoy Pink Pancake Breakfast

Hundreds of people stood in line for the Pink Pancake Breakfast in Central City Park on Saturday, and in typical Cherry Blossom fashion, people made sure to show their pink pride.

"I am excited about eating pink pancakes for the first time in my life," said Charlotte Ross with a laugh.

"This is Sophie's first year for the pink pancakes and she was so excited, she wanted to know whether they were light pink or dark pink," said Lynn Durden while her granddaughter sat in her lap.

Macon-Bibb firefighters and their families manned the grills.

It was $5 to get pancakes, sausages, and a drink, with all of the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

The Pink Pancake Breakfast started 28 years ago.

The charity was chosen after a former Macon-Bibb Fire Chief passed away after being diagnosed with cancer.

"So, we, in his honor and in this community, we feel like it's a great cause for us and we can give back to that," said current Macon-Bibb Fire Chief Marvin Riggins.

9-year-old Emily Edwards enjoyed herself, but the breakfast meant a lot to her for a special reason.

"Emily was diagnosed with a rare cell form of cancer that was on the meningial covering of the brain and spine," said Mickie Edwards, Emily's mother.

She says her daughter has been off of chemotherapy for several months and is cancer-free.

Emily says she is happy the proceeds are going to those who need it.

"Everything that people donated to me and all these other kids it's helped all these families out," she said.

Riggins says typically in one day, the fire department will sell around 5,000 pancakes.

The Breakfast will go on again next Saturday.

Riggins hopes to raise at least $10,000 for the American Cancer Society.


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