Our area residents are known for their willingness to step up and help others, and an event taking place in Weirton is no different.
CHANGE, Inc. and Athena's Closet are teaming up this year with the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program to "Paint the Town Pink," and help raise awareness of breast cancer.
As part of those plans, a breast cancer awareness walk is set for Thursday night, beginning at the CHANGE offices on West Street and moving downtown along Main Street to Cove Commons.
We hope to see a large turnout from our area at this event to help the organizations involved, which work to treat and support cancer patients in many ways.
Area businesses also can show their support by displaying pink ribbons or decorating their buildings in pink. It is a small, but meaningful way many of us can remind others of the impact cancer has on our lives.
All of us have been touched by some form of cancer in our lives, whether we've known someone or had a form of the disease ourselves.
Athena's Closet has been holding an awareness walk for 13 years, raising money to help cover costs for cancer patients their insurance doesn't normally take care of.
CHANGE, Inc., through some of its medical programs, works to offer screenings and other services, especially for the uninsured or underinsured.
All of the organizations involved do an outstanding job of helping others, and we hope our area residents are willing to do what they can to show their support by helping to paint the town pink.