Wear your pink and lace up your sneakers for Walk For Women


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 12, grab your friends, don your pink and lace up your sneakers for the 23rd Annual Taylor County Walk for Women.

Walk For Women…Take a Step Against Breast Cancer 2019 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 1:00 p.m., and walkers will take to the starting line for a 1:30 p.m. start.

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 from Walk day until October 30. Stake your claim on various baskets with everything from primitive home décor to gift certificates and so much more!

There will even be prizes available for the guys, including fishing and hunting supplies.

Ticket are $1 per chance or six chances for $5. Winners will be announced on October 31, and participants do not have to be present to win.

Also, during the special event, there will be a Children’s Coloring Contest. Kids ages 12 and under can enter to win some cool art supplies to keep their creative juices flowing.

Simply visit the event, grab a coloring page, get creative and enter for your chance to win. All submissions will need to be turned in by 3:00 p.m.

Family Support Specialist WVDHHR and Walk for Women organizer Alicia Lyons shared that the event is great 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.

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