October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To kick off the activities scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4 in the Town of Alderson, Mayor Travis Copenhaver signed a proclamation on Oct. 1, declaring Alderson a “Community of Unity.” The event is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at Alderson Alumni Park which is located at the end of the Alderson Memorial Bridge on the Monroe County side of Alderson. The activities will help everyone become aware of the devastating impact of all cancers and need to work for cures. The event will last until 7 p.m. Activities include: “Think Pink” Awareness Walk; “Hope” booth; “Information Station”; a Silent Auction; and a candle light tribute.
Everyone is invited to come out to honor, give a memory, or support a loved one or special person. There will be food, baked goods and music. In case of severe weather, the event will be held at the Alderson Senior Center. Mayor Copenhaver said, “Thanks to all the dedicated group that put this very important event together. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Awareness Flags have been put up by the town’s employees in the appropriate places.”