Kick Breast Cancer in the Tail with Morris the Tryon Horse

Published 3:01 pm Thursday, October 21, 2010

White Oak of Tryon (formerly White Oak Manor of Tryon) employees paid to dress in pink on Wednesday, October 13. The money raised will go to the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation.

A contest was held on each shift to find the person who wore the most pink. White Oak Village residents Jacquie Minick and Marianna Whalley were guest judges of the contest. Winners of a free T-shirt were Jennifer Carver, Candy Hopper and T.J. Ledbetter.

Black T-shirts featuring Morris the Tryon Horse in hot pink kicking up his heels with the slogan, Kick Breast Cancer in the Tail, are now on sale at White Oak of Tryon. Permission for the one time use of Morris was given by Mary Prioleau, owner of Tryon House and holder of the copyright for Morris. She said, I am glad to let Morris participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Mary Lance, administrator of White Oak of Tryon, said, We started thinking the T-shirt would be for sale just to our employees, but the shirt has caused so much comment that we are willing to take orders and have more printed if people want them; after all, they are one-of-a-kind and could be considered a collectors item.

All profits from the sale of the shirts will go to benefit Chris Killough, LPN of White Oak of Tryon, who is undergoing extensive treatment for breast cancer.