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May 2, 2013

Towns to be 'painted purple'

Event raises awareness for cancer fundraiser


Friday, May 17: Opening Ceremony at 6 p.m. followed by the Survivor Lap and Survivor Dinner; a haircutting ceremony at 7 p.m. to benefit wigs for women who have lost their hair during cancer treatment; a Fight Back Ceremony at 8 p.m. and the Luminary Ceremony at 8:30 p.m. The public is invited to these ceremonies.

Saturday, May 18: a continental breakfast for the public and participants will take place from 5 to 7 a.m. The breakfast is a fundraiser for The Spirit of The Otesaga Relay For Life team. The event will conclude with the Closing Ceremony, which starts at 7 a.m.

For Paint The Town Purple information, contact co-chairwoman Rena Lull at 547-5149 or co-charwoman Dawne Dietz at 547-2430. For event information, contact Carla Eckler at (315) 858-1451, Teri Sammis at 547-2949 or Helen Gregory of the American Cancer Society at 1(800) 227-2345 or visit




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