City promotes “Pink Out Week” for breast cancer awareness

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – The City of Columbia will go pink for a week. Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and the City of Columbia announced several “Pink Out Week” events leading up to the annual Mayor‘s Campaign Against Breast Cancer Isabel Law Breakfast. Public Events include: Friday, September 25 Columbia Fire Department Pink Helmet Drive 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2 – 4 p.m. Harbison Blvd., Forest Drive, and Garners Ferry Rd. Wal-Mart locations Firefighters with survivors and volunteers will be filling helmets with donations from shoppers. Monday, October 12 City of Columbia Honor Walk 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street Free Event – registration is preferred and is due by October 1, 2015. Food trucks will be available to purchase lunch. These include: 2 Fat 2 Fly, Kiki’s Chicken and Waffles and others. Water for participants will be provided by PepsiCo. Thursday, October 15 Breast Cancer Committee Bake Sale 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Washington Square, 1136 Main Street (Main Street and Washington Street entrances) Cost varies depending on item Friday, October 16 Mayor‘s Campaign Against Breast Cancer Isabel Law Breakfast 6-9 a.m. City Hall Parking Lot Cost is $7 per meal All proceeds from these events will go to Palmetto Health Foundation for the Bosom Buddies Fund to assist women with post-mastectomy bras and other support materials.

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