HOPE walk to take place Saturday

Published 6:34 pm Thursday, September 26, 2019

The community will have a way to make an impact on lives and the environment this weekend. 

On Saturday morning, members of the community will come together for the 10th annual H.O.P.E for a Day Walk. 

This annual 10-mile walk through LaGrange celebrates the men and women who have overcome breast cancer, or who are currently battling the disease. 

Beginning at 7 a.m., walkers will meet at the Lafayette Society for Performing Arts parking lot for registration and the walk will begin shortly after opening remarks at 8 a.m. During the walk, Paint the Town Pink will also take place at 10 a.m. where Lafayette Square is covered with the signature color of breast cancer awareness.

Additionally, during the event, WellStar West Georgia Medical Center, in conjunction with the West Georgia Cancer Coalition, will be on hand doing free breast exams.

For more information about the event, how to donate or to register for the walk, visit Hopeforadaylagrange.com.

Also on Saturday at 8 a.m., the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers will host a cleanup on West Point Lake, as part of National Public Lands Day. Several local groups will play a part in the effort, including the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper.  

National Public Lands Day is the largest one-day volunteer event for America’s public lands, held every fourth Saturday in September. The clean-up will be held until noon. Anyone interested in helping out can join the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper at Pyne Road Park at 8 a.m.

In addition to shoreline cleanup, the cub, girl scouts and boy scouts will be part of beautification projects. Danielle Clark of the Army Corp of Engineers said scouts will construct owl nest boxes and fish attractors.