POINT PLEASANT — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Community Educational Outreach Service Clubs of Mason County are marking this observance with a wreath ceremony and the return of the annual Walk for Women.
The wreath ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. this Thursday at the Mason County Library in Point Pleasant. The wreath will be hung at the library and light refreshments of punch and cookies will be served. An invocation will also be given.
Then on Oct. 11, the Walk for Women returns to downtown Point Pleasant. The walk raises awareness and money for the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Fund which provides health screenings for uninsured and underinsured women in West Virginia.
Every year the CEOS clubs team up with Mason County Health Department for the walk and this year after the walk, the health department will be providing a free health clinic with blood pressure checks, cholesterol checks, information on breast exams, etc.
Registration for the walk is at 1 p.m. at the parking lot of the Mason County Courthouse. The walk begins at 2 p.m. on Fifth Street and typically goes to Tu-Endie-Wei Park and back along Riverfront Park. Survivors cut the start ribbon and several 4-H clubs are also involved in supporting the walk though anyone can participate. Participation is free though donations are appreciated.
A special addition to the walk this year will be performances from New Haven Elementary’s Tiger Music starting prior to the walk at 1:15 p.m.
There will also be homemade desserts and cookies for sale. More on the walk in an upcoming edition of the Point Pleasant Register.
CEOS members, along with WVU Extension Educator Lorrie Wright, recently met with the Mason County Commission which signed a proclamation declaring October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Mason County.
To find out more information on the walk, call the WVU Extension Office at 304-675-0888.
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