Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club recently hosted its fifth annual Pink Light Walk.
Nearly 100 women wearing pink shirts, sweaters, scarves or sneakers took part in the walk to promote breast cancer awareness.
The participants walked from the Lehighton Recreation Center to the Lehighton Amphitheatre to hear the inspiring words of Dolly Woody, executive director Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northeastern Pennsylvania Affiliate.
Woody was introduced by Linda Benner, a member of the LALLC, who opened the program by recognizing women in the LALLC who have battled breast cancer and won. The include Gerry Andrews, Cleo Balliet, Kay Teets, Pat Whitehead and Jane Longazel. Another club member, Bill Schalles, lost his wife to the disease.
Woody said that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the color of the month is pink.
"The Northeastern PA Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure achieved a major milestone in 2012 by celebrating 20 years in providing $2.7 million in community education, screening and treatment programs grants, and nearly $1 million to Susan G. Komen for the Cure National Research Grant Award Program," said Woody.
She added that the grant recipients throughout the Northeastern Pennsylvania region provide much needed beast health education, screening and treatment to medically uninsured women and men who otherwise are unable to afford services and who are uninsured or underinsured.
"We're working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in local communities by raising funds to provide positive awareness, education and early detection of breast cancer," she said. "We join more