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Breast Cancer Awareness Week is our chance to help

Breast Cancer Awareness Week, which will be observed Oct. 17 through 22, is yet another reminder of the work we still need to do to make this disease a thing of the past.

Wallace Community College-Selma and the Dallas County Relay for Life are teaming up to sponsor a 5K Run and Walk and hope others join in for their Paint the Town Pink campaign as well.

For those who might not be interested in the 5k Run and Walk, the Paint the Town Pink campaign is an excellent opportunity to show support for those who are, or have been, affected by breast cancer.

This project, which will take place Oct. 17 and 18, will post signs throughout Selma and Oct. 19 and 20, members of the Wallace Student Government Association and Phi Theta Kappa, the nursing and athletic departments will distribute pink ribbons all around campus.

October 19 will also mark the Pink Out campaign at the school’s volleyball match.

These groups are doing their part to promote breast cancer awareness, the rest of us should join in as well.

We all know someone whose life has been affected by cancer, and most of us know someone who has dealt with breast cancer.

Wallace and Relay for Life have taken the lead on this program. It’s up to the rest of us to fall in behind them.

If you can afford to make a donation toward the cause, please do so. If not, you can wear pink of place a pink sign in front of your home or business. Your message might motivate others to chip in.