The event was put on to raise awareness for breast cancer, which strikes one in eight women nationally. The dancers were dressed in hot pink outfits, some with wigs and boas, all dancing to the live Gloria Gaynor performance of "I Will Survive." Gaynor traveled to Houston specifically for Saturday's event.
It was organized by the Smiths to take place around National Cancer Survivor's Day. Lester Smith is a two time cancer survivor whose wife, Sue, lost a sister to breast cancer. So it's a cause near and dear to them, and they're challenging others to get involved, as well.
"As a two-time cancer survivor, I wanted to celebrate the strength and courage of cancer survivors in a fun, unique and colorful way," said Lester Smith in a release issued Sunday. "My hope is that this tribute will create awareness about a disease that strikes so many women and families and invite participation in the Pink Well Challenge, so that more breast cancer organizations can get the support and funding they need."
The Pink Well Challenge will award a total of $1,000,000 to up to 20 eligible non-profit organizations, each involved in the fight against breast cancer.