The Miami Trace High School FFA program will be attempting to “Paint The Town Pink” to show support for those struggling with breast cancer and to raise funds for a life-saving program at Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH).
Throughout the month of October, the Miami Trace FFA will be doing its part to bring awareness of breast cancer by holding the fifth-annual Paint the Town Pink campaign. Originally led by Rachel Shepard, a Miami Trace student, Paint the Town Pink is a special event that will be taking place throughout Washington Court House and surrounding communities.
During the campaign, the Miami Trace FFA will raise funds to support the FCMH Partners in Pink Mammography program through a variety of activities.
Over 35 local businesses have come together to contribute funds to this cause and will be displaying a pink ribbon in their business windows throughout the month to show support. The Miami Trace FFA also sold Paint the Town Pink t-shirts, with 100 percent of the money donated toward the cause.
Additionally, FFA members will be painting small pink ribbons on car windows in exchange for small monetary donations at the home Miami Trace football game on Oct. 16.
And finally, in cooperation with the grand opening of the FCMH Women’s Wellness Center, the FFA will be holding the “Paint the Town Pink” cancer walk on Oct. 17 at 9:30 a.m. starting at the FCMH Medical Arts Building 2. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.
There is no fee to participate, however, Paint the Town Pink t-shirts will be available for purchase. The walk will be held to remember the ones in the community who lost their fight with cancer, to honor those who are currently battling it, and also just to be thankful for the survivors.
The Miami Trace FFA chapter, a satellite program of Great Oaks Career Center, would like to thank the community in advance for supporting the efforts of Miami Trace FFA in raising the money and helping to bring awareness to this issue.
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