Breast Cancer Awareness Week to be held in Donaldsonville

Breast Cancer Awareness Week to be held in Donaldsonville
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POSTED: Monday, October 14, 2013 - 5:00am

UPDATED: Monday, October 14, 2013 - 5:04am

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced Monday the Parish of Ascension Department of Recreation and Culture (PARC), along with the River Road African American Museum, will host a week of activities acknowledging Breast Cancer Awareness Month by holding the third annual Breast Cancer Awareness Week in Donaldsonville on Oct. 14 through Oct. 19.

Last year’s event raised over $2,000 for the American Cancer Society.

This year organizers are inviting all cancer survivors and their family members to join them in hopes of developing a Donaldsonville Cancer Survivor Support Group .

“We want to spread the word about this week-long event and let people know there is a support system in place that can only grow with everyone’s participation,” said Ajia Mitchell, PARC program coordinator.

All events are free of charge and will take place at the River Road African American Museum located at 406 Charles Street, with the exception of the football games at Floyd Boutte Stadium and the Zumba Class at the old Donaldsonville High School gym (next to Donaldsonville Head Start on Lee Avenue).

Schedule of Activities
October 14, 2013: Balloon Release/ Candlelight Vigil- 6pm
October 15, 2013: Nutritional Facts/ Words of Encouragement – 6pm
October 16, 2013: Free Zumba Class- Sponsored by Sassy Steps dance studios – 6pm
October 17, 2013: Lowery Middle School Pink Out Game – 5:15pm
October 18, 2013: Stroll Down the Ave. / DHS Pink Out Game- 5:00pm
October 19, 2013: American Cancer Society- Breast Cancer Awareness Walk- ( New Orleans, La. – Lakeshore Dr and Franklin Ave) – 8:30 am

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