Paint the Town Pink being held next weekend

Published 7:15 pm Friday, September 22, 2017


Paint The Town Pink and the HOPE for a Day Walk will cover Lafayette Square in LaGrange with the signature color of breast cancer awareness on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Now in its 12th year, Paint The Town Pink brings together the medical community, breast cancer patients and survivors, caregivers and supporters to educate women and men on breast cancer and provide the community education and awareness on a variety of women’s health issues. It offers free clinical breast exams and free mammogram vouchers to qualifying women.

Developed by WellStar West Georgia Medical Center and Breast Friends for Life Support Group, the event is in its eighth year of partnering with HOPE’s 10-mile walk through downtown to raise money to fund mammograms and other necessary breast cancer screenings and to provide financial assistance for personal expenses during a cancer patient’s treatment period.

This year’s musical performers include Jontavious Willis, 21, a blues musician from Greenville, Ga., who is currently touring with nationally acclaimed blues artists Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’, collectively known as TajMo.

TajMo’s and Willis’s current tour stops include the House of Blues in Houston, Tex., and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn.

A stop on their tour includes Sweetland Amphitheatre in LaGrange on the Friday just before Paint The Town Pink.

Others performing at Paint The Town Pink are local musician Nick Mayfield as well as the Young Singers of West Georgia.

Paint The Town Pink also is sponsored by the West Central Georgia Cancer Coalition and District 4 Public Health.

The HOPE walk begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. on Lafayette Square. Paint The Town Pink is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Square.