DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Double Springs Panorama Study Club is sponsoring their yearly event “Paint the Town Pink” and is looking for participants to help spread the word about breast cancer awareness. This year will be the eighth annual pink bow sale, coinciding with a 5K/1 mile fun run, along with a Pink Pooch Parade.
The fun run is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19, beginning at the old Gateway parking lot. The route will go down Old School Road, in front of the elementary school gym and down to the health department and back. Registration begins at 7 a.m., with the 5K starting at 8 a.m. and the fun walk beginning at 9 a.m. The registration fee is $25 for the run and $10 for the walk.
Registration for the Pink Pooch Parade is also Oct. 19, at 8 a.m. at the old Gateway parking lot with the walk beginning at 9 a.m. The fee to enter is $15, and there is also an optional costume contest. Pets must be on a leash at all times. Registration forms are available at Rosey Posey’s, Free State Four Paws, Lily Abigail’s and Paws N Purrs. The Pink Pooch Parade proceeds will go to Free State Four Paws.
“You can dress your dogs up in costumes and do a one mile walk,” Michelle Ward, secretary of the study club, said.
The pink bows may be purchased in memory of or in honor of a loved one. Names supplied when buying the bow will be displayed on a board at the 5K/1 mile run. Bows are to be placed visible to the public outside your house or business. They are $10 each and will be delivered before Oct. 1, when they are to be displayed, since the entire month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Proceeds will go for patient assistance as well as cancer awareness.
“We give money to Lakeland Community Hospital,” Ward said. “They have a fund there that will help women get mammograms who maybe otherwise couldn’t afford to get mammograms.
“We’re trying to get more participation. Over time, things dwindle and fade, so we haven’t had as much participation with the 5K as we would like. We’re just encouraging people to come out. We have the one mile fun run if you don’t want to run the 5K.”
For any questions, please contact Teresa Posey at 205-489-6202.
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