Pink "Light" Walk held in Tamaqua
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Over 150 participants walked in support of breast cancer awareness during the Tamaqua Light Walk held Sunday in Tamaqua.
Over 150 walkers took part in a Pink Light Walk Sunday evening in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. The event, organized by Tamaqua Girl Scout Rachael Paisley, 18, Tamaqua, for her Gold Award project. The walk, which started at the Tamaqua Bungalow, traversed down West Broad Street and ended with an emotional gathering at the Depot Square Park.
Prior to the event, Paisley and her supporters placed over 80 pink and white balloons throughout poles along West Broad Street. In addition, she recruited the assistance from fellow girl scouts to paint and distribute pink light bulbs to area residents and businesses.
"Take action. Get your mammograms, do your BSE, live a health lifestyle and know that breast cancer is outside of everyone's comfort zone, but that doesn't mean you can't conquer it," said speaker Judy Veron, Coaldale, "Together we can and will conquer breast cancer and all cancers."
Adding to the event, cancer survivors who were unable to walk during the event were treated to a limo ride from the Bungalow to to the depot park.
Paisley stated her appreciation to the Tamaqua Borough, Tamaqua Fire Police volunteers and Hang Loose for sponsoring the limo. She also stressed the importance of everyone, no matter what sex, getting checked regularly.