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Wave of Pink: Do your part Friday for breast cancer awareness

Wave of Pink: Do your part Friday for breast cancer awareness

October 11th, 2018 by Gazette Staff in Opinion Editorial

You still have a day to get ready.

Ready to show your support for victims of breast cancer and research into treatment for the disease that will lead to longer lives and could lead eventually to a cure.

Friday is "Pink Out Texarkana," a day when the Komen Texarkana Race for the Cure encourages civic and charitable groups, businesses, schools and everyone else to wear pink in a show of solidarity with the cause.

That cause is the end of breast cancer. For 20 years now the Texarkana Komen Race for the Cure has made that its primary mission in our area. And on Saturday, Oct. 20, local and area residents will again gather to run or walk in honor of breast cancer survivors and in memory of those who lost their battle with the disease.

Twenty years is a long time. And while there have been advances—more women are surviving breast cancer, for example—there is still a long way to go.

Breast cancer touches all our lives. Almost everyone knows someone who has been diagnosed—a spouse, family member, friend. The disease affects the victims and everyone who loves them. That's why it's so important to continue supporting the fight against breast cancer.

We look forward to seeing pink everywhere we look in Texarkana on Friday.

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