Breast Cancer 5K Draws Crowd
by: Bobby McDonald
A huge crowd of Hopkins County residents were "passionately pink" on Saturday morning, to rise early and arrive at the Hopkins County Civic Center Parking Lot to participate in this year's Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. Sponsored by the Hopkins County EMS, the walk/run began at the parking lot, made it's way downtown via Connally Street and returned via Houston St.
When asked to raise their hands of those who had been affected by breast cancer, the crowd almost all was aware of some family member or friend who has suffered from the disease. "Were walking in memory of our dear mother, who passed away 10 years ago from the debilitating disease," expressed one group of walkers. "We don't want anyone else to have to experience the pain and suffering that she did, and the walk is to remember her and the influence she was in our life!"
Some individuals, now battling the disease, rode in motorized conveyances, while a number of others "jumped out" ahead, as they ran the entire distance. "This is all about fighting for a cure and making certain that research continues," expressed Saturday morning's organizers. "Hopefully, this effort will continue to raise awareness to find a cure!"
Approximately 200 people participated in Saturday's race.