Members of the Copperas Cove High School band, parents and Pink Warrior Angels volunteers show support at a fundraiser for the organization Saturday evening at the Chipotle restaurant in 5 Hills Shopping Center in Copperas Cove. The group gathered for a fundraiser hosted by Chipotle to raise funds for Copperas Cove High School band's purchase of pink plumes to promote breast cancer awareness.

COPPERAS COVE — Julie Moser and Jen Reynolds, both members of military families, battled breast cancer and won.

The two cancer survivors felt the need to give back and together formed Pink Warrior Angels, a type of support group for people in the battle against cancer.

The group provides items such as diapers and cleaning products, as well as baby-sitting and transportation services.

Formed just over a year ago, the Pink Warrior Angels have found the community to be helpful. The group, in return, wanted to recognize the community for its support, and decided the Pride of Cove Band and Guard would be the recipients of their gratitude.

On Saturday night, the group teamed up with Chipotle restaurant in Cove, which donated 50 percent of the cost of each meal sold in which the customer indicated they were there to support the Pink Warrior Angels.

Last year, Pink Warrior Angels purchased pink gloves for the band members to wear at the annual “Pink Out” football game. This year, the group is hoping to raise $2,000 for the purchase of the pink feather plumes.

At the Oct. 21 “Pink Out” football game at Cove High, the pink plumes purchased with the money will be worn on the hats of the band members. The plumes will have tags attached with names honoring a special friend affected by breast cancer.

“Each year from here on out, the band members can pull out the pink plumes and stop and reflect and remember,” Moser said.

Pink Warrior Angels is also raising funds online for those unable to stop by Chipotle. According to the group’s donation webpage at classy.org, the “Pride of Cove Band and Guard Pink Plumes” campaign has raised $626 toward their goal of $2,000 as of Saturday morning. There are 21 days left in the campaign.

More information on the Pink Warrior Angels and a list of the group’s upcoming events may be found at www.pinkwarriorangels.org.

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