If you were at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover this past Saturday (October 2), you can probably say that you were a witness to what could easily be metro Birmingham’s largest ever flash mob event – all to help raise awareness for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA).
Hundreds of people gathered in the food court at 12 p.m. as notes from Michael Jackson’s Thriller filled the space with many of the people joining in on a performance of the video’s famous dance sequence. The impromptu dance troupe then took off their jackets and sweaters, revealing pink t-shirts with the words “Got Pinked!” written in white across the front, inviting people interested to visit the BCRFA’s official website.
It was the first of several events that the organization is coordinating as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All proceeds raised by BCRFA are used in Alabama at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center as explained on the organization’s about page.