The Miami Trace FFA chapter did its part last month to raise awareness and funds to support breast cancer awareness in Fayette County. The “Paint the Town Pink” campaign raised over $8,000 to support the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Partners in Pink Mammography Program.
This year, FFA members participated in four different activities to support this worthy cause.
The primary source of income for this community service project comes from selling Paint the Town Pink t-shirts. The t-shirts are paid for from our generous donors and 100 percent of the sales are donated to FCMH Partners in Pink Program. In addition, this year, members sold Powerful Pink Cards that provided customers with discounts to certain stores at Tanger Outlets.
Secondly, Miami Trace FFA members painted pink ribbons on car windows on Friday, Oct. 16 at the Miami Trace Homecoming football game for donations. Miami Trace FFA members also went to local businesses to collect donations and paint pink ribbons on their windows.
Lastly, the FFA chapter hosted the Paint the Town Pink Walk on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 9 a.m. FFA and community members will be walking approximately three miles through downtown Washington Court House in Paint the Town Pink t-shirts to provide awareness for this deadly condition that greatly affects our county. The walk began outside the FCMH’s new Women’s Health Center and proceeded to the Kroger supermarket.
The FCMH Partners in Pink Program benefits many people in Fayette County by helping them afford mammograms, transportation and medical care. Mammograms are a very important method in preventing breast cancer. If breast cancer is detected in a mammogram, it is in its early stages and is more treatable. The goal of this program is to help as many people as possible receive a mammogram.
The Miami Trace FFA would like to thank all participants of Paint the Town Pink, all of those who donated, and also all the sponsors. Without all of these people, none of this would have been possible. The Miami Trace Agriculture Education Program is a satellite program of Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Center.