TAYLOR COUNTY— It’s October and many folks already know that it is a month dedicated to honoring those who have encountered Breast Cancer. One local organization will be welcoming residents and guests to their annual display of support for the cause.
On Saturday, October 8, grab your friends, don your pink and lace up your sneakers for the 26th Annual Taylor County Walk for Women.
Walk For Women…Take a Step Against Breast Cancer 2022 will be held in beautiful downtown Grafton, and walkers will begin at the Taylor County Arts Council’s Gallery 62 West.
All individuals wishing to participate in this year’s events will need to be registered. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m., and walkers will take to the starting line for a 11:00 a.m. start.
Immediately following the walk, this year’s speaker will address participants and guests beginning at noon in Toad Hall. During that time, the door prize winner will also be announced.
Not in the mood for a walk or run? That’s okay! There will still be plenty to see and do, as well as raffles to enter.
Be sure to bring some extra cash to the event, because there will be plenty of raffles that can be entered. Stake your claim on various baskets with everything from jewelry and WVU fan gear to relaxation totes and so much more!
Tickets are $1 per chance or six chances for $5. Winners will be announced on walk day, and participants do not have to be present to win.
Guests and participants are also encouraged to commemorate the 2022 Walk for Women…Take A Step Against Breast Cancer with a t-shirt.
The commemorative shirts are being offered in exchange for a $20 donation.
Shirts may be purchased at the event, or by contacting Lyons via the Walk for Women Taylor County Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Walkforwomentaylorcounty.
Alternately, shirts may be obtained via email at [email protected] or by calling 304-657-4196.
Lyons shared that the Walk for Women is a great event for people of all ages.
“We would like this to be a community event that is fun for families and individuals, while educating them about the importance of cancer prevention and early treatment,” she voiced. “We are very hopeful for a great turn out!”
All proceeds from the event will be used to help with education, prevention and treatment of breast cancer through the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Fund.
To learn more about the WVBCCSP, please visit www.wvdhhr.org/bccsp/.
For more information about Walk For Women Taylor County, along with updates about the event, be sure to like and follow their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Walkforwomentaylorcounty.