Help us to Color the Town Pink

Published 8:28am Wednesday, October 2, 2013

This month marks the fifth year that The Wetumpka Herald is sponsoring a Color the Town Pink campaign to spotlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The initiative is important because it spreads the message that early detection of breast cancer followed by prompt treatment, saves lives. And, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women.

Our campaign is conducted through a variety of means – from community activities to informational and feature stories published in our newspaper.

We are excited that so many have joined us in this annual effort – city government, businesses, school groups, civic organizations and individuals. And the interest is increasing – we have more people than ever who want to participate in the campaign.

Anyone can be part of what we’re doing – you can signify support by doing something as simple as placing a pink bow on your mailbox or a pink wreath on your door. But there are many more ways to be involved:

•Go all out in decorating – don’t stop with bows and wreaths. See just how creative you can be in coloring your home or business pink.

•Have a “Think Pink” or “Pink Out” day at your business, school, church, sports event, club meeting, etc. with group members dressing in pink shirts. Take a photo (make sure it’s high resolution) and email it to us and we’ll publish it in the paper.

•Let us know about any special “pink” activities being held.

•Attend one or more of the breast cancer awareness events planned in our local area. One of those is the Color the Town Pink Walk. The Wetumpka Herald in partnership with the City of Wetumpka will host the annual walk on Oct. 17 at noon. Meet us at the civic center fountain for a brief program, followed by a stroll to the riverwalk overlook where there will be a pink balloon release.

Jump on the band wagon and help us make this year’s Color the Town Pink campaign bigger and better than ever.

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