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Paint the Town Purple builds Relay's momentum

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Editorial: May 11, 2011

The issue: Paint the Town Purple
Our view: A new way to build awareness

A wave of purple appeared across Hardin County as more than 30 businesses and at least one city have decorated inside and out with purple hues to show support for Relay for Life on Friday and Saturday at Central Hardin High School. This is a creative way to make a unique splash as the annual fundraiser approaches.
Teams of families, church groups, businesses and individuals have been collecting donations and preparing to pull all nighters to remember those who lost the battle with cancer and celebrate with those on the journey to recovery.
A great number of us have been touched by this deadly disease, sometimes only referred to as the “C” word by those trying to accept the diagnosis.  While everyone processes the ramifications of cancer and its complications differently, we all should agree the efforts needs to continue to reduce the incidence of cancer and eventually hopefully sooner than later find a cure.  
Paint the Town Purple provides one more way to raise awareness for the American Cancer Society and its efforts to make a difference in the ongoing fight.
Something as simple as a purple bow on a front door may go a long way to remind people battling cancer that they matter and are remembered as scores of people behind the scenes plan the first of this year’s two Relay for Life events in Hardin County. The second Relay is set for June 10-11 at North Hardin High School in Radcliff.
To learn more about the Paint the Town Purple promotion or to get involved with this weekend’s Relay for Life, call Wanda Ballard at 307-6213 or Carla D’Alessio at 312-4916.