Show support with breast cancer walk

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

On Tuesday, the focus of that campaign will take place with a community walk, with residents showing their support for those battling this terrible disease and remembering those who have been lost because of it.

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 itself set to start one hour later.

Most importantly, proceeds from this walk 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 all of our residents, whether you live in Weirton, Chester, Wellsburg, Steubenville, Burgettstown or any other local community, to come out and take part.

Invite your friends, your family or your coworkers and help to “paint the town pink.”

The more who raise their voices and help bring awareness, the more the message can be delivered.