A local community is bringing awareness to one of the most deadly diseases. The Calhoun County Career Academy held a cancer awareness day this morning. Pink and purple balloons were released to remember those who have lost their fight, honor those who continue to fight, and celebrate those who have survived. Local community leaders, vendors and students were all in attendance. Gifted Program Principal, Doctor Kimberly Mueller says they had tons of activities today. In 2015 more than 200,000 men and women were diagnosed with breast cancer. The survival rate has increased tremendously to 89%. Since the early 1970s about 200-billion- dollars has been spent on cancer research.