HOPE for a Day is ramping up in LaGrange.
Signs and donation buckets are all over town and this week brought the Lady Grangers softball team onto the field in Pink. LaGrange High School teacher and breast cancer survivor Ashley Harris tossed out the first pitch.
Harris was joined by two other faculty members from LaGrange High: Mary Turnbough and Janice Westbrook, who are both survivors. Activities for HOPE for a Day continue through September, including a bake sale this weekend at the Piggly Wiggly at Roanoke and Vernon roads and an art show at the Cochran Gallery.
Survivor Carly Byrd has a mixed-media piece in the show, along with many others touched by breast cancer. The pinnacle of the activities is the 10-mile HOPE for Day walk on Sept. 29, which will end at the square with the now-traditional pink water in the fountain and tons of pink ribbons.
Funds for HOPE for a Day remain in the local area to provide support for those with breast cancer or to ensure more screenings are done early.
More details and pictures are available on www.bfflhopeforday.org.