For the Opelika
Think Pink, an annual event to celebrate breast cancer survivors and raise awareness of the ongoing fight against this disease, is returning to downtown Opelika Oct. 6.
Registration for the event starts at 9 a.m. and costs $15, which includes water, snacks and a Think Pink T-shirt.
Activities for this year’s event include a breast cancer survivor’s tent, where survivors are given a special gift and chance to sign the annual survivor’s banner. There will also be a breast cancer survivor’s recognition ceremony in which each survivor has the opportunity to share their story.
Live music, entertainment, and games will be provided by DJ Ozz.
Starting at 10:30 am, there will be a walk for event attendees through the streets of downtown Opelika. Downtown merchants are encouraged to cheer for walkers on as they pass by the businesses. Different door prizes will be given away and there is a photo booth opportunity for participants.
“What this event means to me is the ultimate opportunity to recognize and celebrate our breast cancer survivors. Personally for me, I’m in this position for my sister who I lost to breast cancer 15 years ago,” said Karen Calton, an EAMC Breast Health Navigator and Breast Health Advocate. “She and all the others who fight or have fought this battle are why I am truly honored to have my position. My job is a blessing when I get see someone come out on the other side on their diagnosis, go through chemotherapy and I’m able to meet with them at the end of their treatment for survivorship.”
For more information and updates on the event, visit the Think Pink Opelika Facebook page.