Walk to help battle against breast cancer

Each year, C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc. encourages the Weirton community to “paint the town pink” to raise awareness of breast cancer.

On Tuesday, the organization will hold a community walk, with residents showing their support to those battling this terrible disease and remembering those who have been lost. Participants are being asked to register at the C.H.A.N.G.E. office on West Street in Weirton beginning at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, with the walk set to start at 5:30 p.m.

Proceeds will go toward the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening program, which provides opportunities for these vital tests for residents who might not otherwise have access to them. The walk has drawn hundreds of area residents each year, with many wearing pink to show their support. This year, the Weir High School volleyball team, which often holds its own fundraiser for breast cancer awareness, will be among the participants.

We encourage residents from across the Tri-State Area to come out and take part. Invite your friends, your family or your co-workers and help to paint the town pink. The more of us who raise our voices and help to bring awareness, the more the message can be delivered.