The second “Pink With A Passion” cancer walk planned for Saturday, April 15 in Warren County grew out of one woman’s desire to pay it forward.
Amena Wilson is president of the nonprofit group, which she founded after a 2017 breast cancer diagnosis – thus, the color in the organization’s name.
But Wilson told John C. Rose that she hopes there will be all colors associated with particular cancers present for the event, which will be held at the Warren County Rec Complex from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
It’s going to be “a day of celebration for patients, survivors, caregivers,” Wilson said on Wednesday’ TownTalk. There will be food trucks and vendors, as well as music and other entertainment throughout the day.
Walkers are encouraged to wear whatever color represents the cancer that has affected them or loved ones they’ve cared for. “It’s going to be a day with great meaning,” she said.
This event is NOT a fundraiser, Wilson emphasized; rather, it’s just a small way to show support and encouragement to cancer patients and to survivors.
And it’s not just for Warren County residents – “we welcome anybody, near and far…we would love to have you,” Wilson said.
Interested in being a vendor? There’s still time, Wilson said. Call her at 252.213.5735 to learn more.
Here are some common cancers and their colors: