Tifton Gazette

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September 28, 2011

'Paint the Town Pink' observance to start Saturday

TIFTON — In support of Breast Cancer Awareness for the month of October, the Tifton-Tift County Main Street Program and Tifton Merchants Association is “painting the town pink” by hosting the first “Paint the Town Pink: Party with a Purpose” event, which will be an annual celebration.

Main Street’s Economic Development Director Lequrica Gaskins said, “October is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness and we will join in the efforts of honoring those who have experienced cancer, elevating cancer awareness and enhancing cancer care services within our community.”

Gaskins said Downtown Tifton will be illuminated with pink lights to honor and remember those who have been impacted by cancer.

The following list of events are planned for the month of October beginning Saturday at various locations:

• Oct. 1-31 - The Pineapple Post is having a Breast Cancer Awareness sale with 100 percent of any Breast Cancer Awareness items sold going to support the organization.

• Oct. 1 - Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation’s Survivors Celebration from 10 a.m. to noon at Masonic Lodge on Kennedy Road.

• Oct. 7 - Health fair from 9 to 11 a.m. at Leroy Rogers Senior Center and Concert in the Gardens at noon.

• Oct. 8 - “Pink” luncheon and presentation at noon at Three Graces at the Lankford Manor featuring Diane Bruno, senior partner at Una Vita-US and Italy. She will be speaking on women’s health issues and sustainable health practices. Tickets are $15 in advance, which includes luncheon and pink champagne cocktails. All proceeds will benefit local Breast Cancer Awareness.

There will also be a “Downtown Party with a Purpose” from 5 to 9 p.m. at Cato Knight Parking Lot. At 6:45 p.m., there will be a prayer and release of balloons at Veterans Memorial Park. Downtown merchants will be open late offering promotions to benefit local breast cancer awareness. In addition, there will be an antique car show, live entertainment with Tift County High School Jazz Band, food vendors, a decorated bra contest, children's events and more.

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