Color the Town Pink Walk set for Oct. 17Published 4:10am Monday, October 14, 2013
Everyone in the area is encouraged to join the staff of The Wetumpka Herald and the City of Wetumpka Oct. 17 for the fifth annual Color the Town Pink Walk. The event will begin at 12 p.m. adjacent to the Wetumpka Civic Center fountain.
Water in the fountain will be colored pink for the occasion, and participants will receive Color the Town Pink items and pin ribbons.
Darlene Sanders will be the guest speaker during a brief program.
“She is now the chairperson for Wetumpka’s Relay for Life and is also a cancer survivor,” said Tiffany Robinson, the City of Wetumpka’s events coordinator. “She is also new to Wetumpka so this will be a good way for her to introduce herself as well.”
After the program, attendees will walk along the riverwalk to the overlook by the Coosa River in Gold Star Park. There will be a pink balloon release again this year.
Christa Wren of the Mid-South Division of the American Cancer Society will also be on hand.
“I will have Relay items as well as information on our breast cancer walk in November,” said Wren, community representative. “I will also have items to sell. Would you be able to have”
The walk is coordinated through a partnership between The Wetumpka Herald and the City of Wetumpka. It is also part of The Herald’s campaign to highlight October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and emphasize the importance of early detection of breast cancer.
“The City of Wetumpka is proud to be part of this for the fifth straight year,” said Wetumpka Mayor Jerry Willis.
For more information about the walk, call The Wetumpka Herald at 334-567-7811 or Tiffany Robinson at the City of Wetumpka at 334-567-1384.