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Cancer Awareness Week approaches

By Robert Hudson

The Selma Times-Journal

With Breast Cancer Awareness Week approaching, Wallace Community College-Selma and Selma-Dallas County Relay For Life are teaming up to raise awareness about the disease.

The Wallace Community College-Selma student activities committee and Relay For Life will be hosting a number of activities for Breast Cancer Awareness Week Oct. 17-22.

“The main focus is the 5K Run/Walk that’s being sponsored,” said Veronica Brown, Co-Chair of Selma-Dallas County Relay For Life. “But we have a host of activities planned.”

All the events will lead up to the Paint the Town Pink 5K Run/Walk for adults, children and survivors on Oct. 22.

The entry fee is $15 for adults and $7 for children and Wallace students, and will include a T-shirt.

“We want the community to know that we’re encouraging schools, churches and organizations to form teams to participate in this walk,” Brown said. “The proceeds will go to ‘Living in Hope’, which is an organization that was founded by my sister who passed, which tries to provide transportation and assistance to patients in Selma who need to get to Montgomery for cancer treatment.”

Oct. 17 and 18 will be the Paint the Town Pink Campaign where Breast Cancer Awareness Signs will be posted throughout Selma.

Oct. 19 and 20, Wallace’s Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, nursing and athletic departments will distribute pink ribbons around the Wallace campus.

October 19 will also mark the Pink Out Campaign where Wallace students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear pink throughout the day, and those who wear pink to the Wallace volleyball game on Oct. 20 against Gadsden at 6 p.m. will receive a free bag of popcorn.

For more information on the Breast Cancer Awareness Week activities and how to register for the 5K Run/Walk, call 876-9379 or 876-9412.
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