October 24, 2012 Edition
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Cancer awareness events
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Lawrence County residents will have several opportunities this weekend to support effort to increase cancer awareness, as well as raise funds for cancer research and cancer patients.
A rice tasting luncheon on Friday, a "Pink Out" at Hoxie's football game and a rock concert on Saturday are all planned as Breast Cancer Awareness Month is wrapping up.
Farm Families for a Cure will host a harvest tasting luncheon on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit the American Cancer Society.
The luncheon will be held at the First Baptist Church M.A.C. and the cost is a $6 donation per attendee.
At the event, guests will taste dishes showcasing crops grown locally such as corn, rice and peanuts. Beverages will be provided.
Farm Families for a Cure is a non-profit organization made up of local farm families working together to fight against cancer.
For more information or to join the organization contact Holly Gill at 870-759-1024 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Hoxie School, in an effort to raise awareness for not only breast cancer, but for all types of cancer, will host a "Pink Out" Mustang football game Friday night.
"For the second year, participants will send off balloons to support the fighters, admire the survivors and honor the taken," Debra Roberts, one of the event organizers, said. "In some way we have all been affected by cancer."
Everyone is encouraged to wear pink to the game.
Local alternative/southern rock band Fallen Within will host "Rock n' For A Cure" on Saturday at Beatles Park in downtown Walnut Ridge to raise proceeds for the Lawrence County Cancer Walk of Hope.
The concert will begin at 3 p.m. and will include performances from Fallin Within, as well as punk/metal band Queen Anne's Revenge and alternative/pop punk band Smog Farmer.
During the event, donations will be collected to benefit the Lawrence County Cancer Walk of Hope.
"We are very excited to be a part of the 'Rock n' For A Cure' event," said Carolyn Fowler, co-founder of the organization.
One hundred percent of donations collected will benefit the organization, which provides funding to Lawrence County cancer patients in need. The organization also donates a small portion of funds to the American Cancer Society.