LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Pink Women Around You Foundation held its 13th annual breast cancer benefit and dinner in Ludlow Sunday night.

The non-profit held the annual event in hopes the community could help with their mission. Robyn Hersey, the founder of The Pink W.A.Y. Foundation and a survivor of breast cancer, formed this group to not only help spread awareness, but provide financial support for women who are battling Breast cancer.

Hersey noted that a lot of breast cancer groups usually raise funds for research and treatment so her group helps women in another way.

“We’re just hoping to raise a little bit of money and get together. And breast cancer awareness brings everybody together,” Hersey said. “I think it’s just making people aware that there is just another need out there, other than research, it’s individual need.”

Hersey said she decided to help women struggling to make payments during breast cancer treatments because of her own experience. She hopes that they can help women in need through financial assistance.