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Union County Fair emphasizes breast cancer awareness

"Pink Heals" tour firetruck participates in "Fair Fight Against Breast Cancer" night at the Union County Fair & Livestock Show

Thursday night of the Fair was “A Fair Fight Against Breast Cancer” night.

Breast Cancer awareness was tonight's "ticket" at the Union County Fair

Breast Cancer awareness was tonight’s “ticket” at the Union County Fair

Breast cancer awareness was the (hot pink) ticket at the Union County Fair Thursday evening. An evening for learning about breast cancer, honoring victims, survivors and caretakers and competing to raise funds for breast cancer awareness, and maybe even winning a prize.

One dollar of every ticket sold is going to a local charity to help pay for mammograms or help someone battling breast cancer. Local doctors and Baptist Hospital  teamed up to provide funds to give prizes, including : a TV, Earth Grace bracelet and a YETI cooler.

Volunteers manning the Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County tent had pertinent information on the subject of preventing, detecting and treating breast cancer, which were provided by the hospital’s Center for Breast Health. Along with information, there were pink refreshments and lots of everyone’s favorite…free stuff.

Amy Jo Brooks, Will Gossett, Chad Fleener and Olivia Bennett

Manning the Baptist Union County Breast Health Information Desk are (L to R) Amy Jo Brooks, Will Gossett, Chad Fleener and Olivia Bennett

For more information about Baptist Union County’s Breast Care programs please call 662-538-7631 or visitunioncounty.baptistonline.org.

  • The “Pink Heals” firetruck tour was in town.

The “Pink Heals” tour was developed to bring fund raising back as it was intended in our hearts – to help one another without expecting anything in return! Their goal is to make sure that 100% of funds raised in a community stay in the community instead of being spent on salaries, benefits, etc.

David White and daughter Larae, of Pontotoc with a "Pink Heals" tour fire truck named for his aunt,

David White and daughter Larae, of Pontotoc, with a “Pink Heals” tour fire truck named for his aunt, a victim of breast cancer.

The "Pink Heals" fire truck, Myra, named for the aunt of David White, of Pontotoc

The “Pink Heals” fire truck, Myra, named for the aunt of David White, of Pontotoc

For more information about the Pink Heals organization

  • Union County Fair 10th Annual Barrel Bonanza, with many riders “Pretty in Pink.”CA awarenessCA awareness 5

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The Union County Fair & Livestock Show will continue through Saturday, July 16th.

For Fair information, See: www.facebook.com/union.county.fair

 

 

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