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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Marlene Ratledge Buchanen

It’s Ta-Ta Time Again

I was trying to choose a topic for the October column. Should it concern the centennial anniversary of women’s rights, Halloween, or Covid-19, a nightmare in itself? Then it clicked. October. Pink. Ta-ta month!

Bobbie Menneg (Center) with two Paint Gwinnett Pink 5K participants/survivor.

Gwinnett Breast Cancer Awareness month kicks off in style

Lawrenceville – Saturday, Oct. 1 dawned sunny and a little cool, a perfect day for a walk. At least, that’s what more than 800 men, women and children thought as families and friends flocked to Coolray Field for Gwinnett County’s first annual “Paint Gwinnett Pink” 5K Run and Walk for Breast Cancer. Gwinnett Medical Center partnered with Paint Georgia Pink, Inc. to present this day of fellowship, exercise, celebration and honoring (and of course, some fundraising). 

Top Row: Myron Bullock, Mike Strickland, Ken Strickland and Center is their father Clyde Strickland

Real men wear pink

October is Breast Cancer Month and several concerned men in Gwinnett are looking “pretty in pink” to show their support. They are doing it by joining efforts with Real Men Wear Pink to raise awareness and funds for the 2016 American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC).