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October 5, 2013

Getting their pink on: Annual Paint Palestine Pink walk/run to benefit breast cancer testing

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PALESTINE — Get T-shirt on Friday

Those who have pre-registered and paid their fees can come to Texas Oncology on Friday to get their PPP t-shirt and gear before the event on Saturday.

“Watch our (Paint Palestine Pink) Facebook page for specific times,” Simpson said.

Registration/Sponsors

To register for the walk or to see a list of event sponsors, visit www.paintpalestinepink.org.  

Registration forms can be printed and mailed to Paint Palestine Pink, P.O. Box 74, Palestine, TX 75802.  

For more information, call 903-252-6050 or email paintpalestinepink1016@gmail.com.”

Providing Mammograms

Since starting its organization three years ago, the PPP has provided 650 diagnostic mammograms.

“Six individuals have come back with breast cancer. The women have been in stage 2 or higher. So it would not have been good if they had waited,” Simpson said. “We’ve been able to do more fund-raisers throughout the  year so we have been able to extended our efforts a little more such as for sonograms and biopsies, when funding is available.”

In many cases, the organization helps not only those who have find a suspicious lump, but for those who are 40 years or older and due for a mammogram or those with a family history of breast cancer.

“All we need is a physician’s order (prescription) and a driver’s license from the person who needs the mammogram and otherwise would not be able to get it,” Simpson said to consider the scholarship application for the mammogram.

Other Fund-raisers

In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, two upcoming events will benefit Paint Palestine Pink.

Palestine’s sweetFrog yogurt shop will allocation a portion of their proceeds from sales from 2 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Magnolia Medical Plaza will hold its annual bake sale including raffle and door prizes on Monday, Oct. 21.

“Every doctor’s office in Magnolia Medical Plaza and its employees contribute to the bake sale,” Simpson said.

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