'Paint the Patch Pink': Health department works with community to promote breast cancer awareness

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[September 25, 2012]  On Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m., Gail's Pumpkin Patch and the Logan County Department of Public Health, Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, will co-sponsor "Paint the Patch Pink" at Gail's Pumpkin Patch, rural Beason. The event is to increase breast cancer awareness.

There will be a variety of activities:

  • Breast cancer education and information.

  • Special pumpkin carving display by Renee Hubal.

  • Pumpkin painting and stamping.

  • A display of pink and white pumpkins in the shape of a breast cancer ribbon.

  • Silent auction with partial proceeds going to the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation. Funds from the foundation go to reputable organizations with the highest percentage of dollars spent on research. For more information, visit www.pinkpumpkinpatch.org.

  • Singer Lesleigh Bennett.

  • Special appearance of "Miss Pink," a 1970 Dodge Challenger built in 2006 as a tribute for Illinois State Police Sgt. Sue Voges, who had breast cancer.

Gail's is east of Lincoln, off Route 10 at 1709 2000th Ave.

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For more information, contact Gail's Pumpkin Patch at 217-447-3409, Marcia Dowling at the Logan County Department of Public Health at 217-735-2317, or visit www.gailspumpkinpatch.com.

[Text from file received from the Logan County Department of Public Health]

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