Members of the Braga Ward in Portugal carried out a Helping Hands service project to produce pink ribbons, the symbol of the campaign against breast cancer, to benefit the Portuguese League Against Cancer, the Church’s Portugal Newsroom reported.
The campaign, known worldwide as Pink October, distributes the ribbons in October each year for awareness and to encourage prevention of breast cancer. Helping Hands is a community service program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In this first activity, on May 20, the Braga Ward, Porto Portugal North Stake, assembled around 10,000 ribbons. The work will continue on other dates to to help with the goal in the Barcelos region to make 200,000 ribbons this year.
Braga Ward Bishop Luiz Soares said it was “gratifying to see everyone’s dedication — adults, youth and children — all working together toward the same goal, happily and cheerfully.” In addition to the project, this was “a great opportunity for ward members to socialize, and they even decided to have a picnic during the activity.”