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Pink Skies

Skydiving Fit Females Create “Pink Skies” in a New Documentary

Written on March 12, 2012 at 2:55 pm , by

The record-breaking formation. (Photo courtesy of Documentary Channel)

I don’t know about you, but the thought of jumping out of a plane at 6,000 feet is a little frightening. (It gives me flashbacks to my paragliding experience, but seems about five times scarier!) I think I might need a nudge to get me out of the plane door—or maybe a good cause to motivate me and put my worries in perspective.

Jump for the Cause (JFTC) participants are thinking about all of the women in their lives who have been touched by breast cancer each time they leave the plane or meet up for a training session. For them, breast cancer awareness doesn’t just pop up each October. It’s a year-round focus for the non-profit group of skydiving women, who chronicled their record-breaking attempt for largest all-women’s skydiving formation in the new documentary Pink Skies. Along the way, the 200 women from 31 countries across the globe raised nearly $1 million for breast cancer awareness, research and prevention.

The movie is about more than the jump, though. It includes interviews with survivors, researchers and doctors who share about their experiences and what we all can do to decrease our risk for breast cancer. Here are a few good places to start:

Get your DVRs ready: Pink Skies will air on Documentary Channel on Friday, March 16 at 8:30 p.m. E.T. Watch the trailer and find more information about the film here.