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October 2, 2013

City leaders want you to get your pink on in October

Get your pink on, Athens.

Mayor Ronnie Marks has declared the month of October as breast cancer awareness month.

The mayor is asking citizens to participate by wearing pink every Friday in October. He has designated this as Pink Parade Fridays. Those who dress up in pink or decorate their offices, homes, etc., can send photos to Holly Hollman at hhollman@athensal.us for use on the city’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

This month, there will be a variety of events related to breast cancer awareness month. Athens-Limestone Hospital Foundation is hosting the Pink Elephant Luncheon at noon Oct. 16 at the Limestone County Event Center. Ladies from the community have asked different men to wear heels as part of the program. Money raised will support mammogram scholarships to those in Limestone County. For more information, go online to http://www.mypinkelephant.org/

Paint the rack party

Also this month, Athens Fire and Rescue Auxiliary and Athens-Limestone Hospital Foundation will hold Paint the Rack Party at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Limestone County Event Center. Cost is $40. Participants will paint bras, and the best will be chosen for an auction. The mayor, Police Chief Floyd Johnson and Sheriff Mike Blakely will judge the best artwork. For more information, call Dawn Blakely at 256-233-8710.

T-shirt sales

Also this month, Athens Fire and Rescue Auxiliary will continue selling its breast cancer awareness shirts. So, if anyone needs pink, these shirts are available for $15 for short sleeves and $20 for long sleeves. Call Blakely at 256-233-8710. Proceeds will help buy an MRI breast coil for Athens-Limestone Hospital.

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