West End Pink Light Walk scheduled Wednesday
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS "Margaret" will be coming from the Slatebelt Chapter
The 10th annual West End Pink Light Walk will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Gilbert American Legion. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Mariann Ferro, a committee member and organizer of the walk, said the purpose is to raise awareness of breast cancer.
The walk will go south on Route 209 to the Pencor Building where there will be a ceremony.
Twenty-four cancer awareness flags have been placed at the Pencor building. "Memorial' or "in honor of" ribbons have been sold and attached to the flagpoles.
The flagpoles, placed in the shape of the pink breast cancer ribbon, will be on display for the entire month of October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
"Margaret," a truck believed to have been named after a cancer survivor, has been christened "Guardian of the Ribbon." It is a pink former fire engine from the Slatebelt Chapter. The people accompanying the truck will be wearing pink.
Donations and money from the sale of ribbons will be used for awareness programs or for nonprofits that work with breast cancer.