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Breast Cancer Awareness Walk is Saturday

The streets of Downtown Greenville will be filled with walkers this Saturday, Oct. 26, for the inaugural “Pretty in Pink” Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.

The walk steps off at 9 a.m. from Confederate Park and will head to Fort Dale Road and turn on Cedar Street and continue on N. Conecuh Street around the Butler County Courthouse and back onto E. Commerce Street and end back at the park.

Organizer Sonya Blankenship is a breast cancer survivor and felt the walk was needed in Butler County to promote awareness. Her employer, Hardee’s, is a major sponsor of the event.

“As of today, I have 30 survivors that are scheduled to participate in the walk,” she said Friday afternoon. “We will go rain or shine. I’ve been talking to survivors. I selected ‘Pretty in Pink,’ because that’s just one of the things that helped me to look good and feel good. That’s out them and I’d like to continue that on a yearly basis and have a walk. I don’t believe Greenville has ever had a walk before.”

The Luverne native, who has lived in Greenville for 27 years, said she wanted to use the event get survivors and others together to let people know about the disease.

If you would like to participate in the “Pretty in Pink” Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, organizers will begin setting up around 8 a.m. in Confederate Park, so simply show up, walk and show your support.

For more on the walk and Blankenship, see Wednesday’s edition of The Greenville Advocate.