Throughout California, towns, schools and businesses will celebrate cancer survivorship and bring attention to event by decorating their cities in Relay's signature color: purple.
“We’re using the power of purple to bring good news to cancer survivors and mobilize the community,” said Antioch Relay Event Chair Michele Littlefield. “Paint Own Town Purple Day is a time to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors and to have some fun with the color purple to bring attention to the American Cancer Society’s many programs and services in our community.”
The American Cancer Society invites everyone to join the fun, simply by logging onto the website www.paintourtownpurple.org to find ideas on how to paint the town purple at a school, town, college or workplace.
Here are some suggestions:
• Decorate your home or store windows with a purple display.
• Hold a Main Street contest for the Best Purple Window Display.
• Display a purple yard sign in your front yard.
• Decorate your front entrance, your fence, or your door with purple balloons.
• Paint your porch light purple or insert a purple bulb.
• Tie purple ribbons around trees in your neighborhood.
• Wear purple clothing.
• Turn your town landmarks purple.
• Decorate the exterior of your City Hall purple.
Brentwood Relay For Life is scheduled from June 16 at 9 a.m. to June 17 at 9 a.m. at Liberty High School. Antioch Relay is scheduled from June 23 at 10 a.m. to June 24 at 10 a.m. at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg.
For information about how to form a team or become involved in Relay For Life, contact Antioch Chair Judy Dawson: email@example.com, 925-787-9021 or Co-Chair Michele Littlefield: firstname.lastname@example.org, 925-813-5274; or Brentwood Chair Lynn Gursky: email@example.com, 925-634-4913 or Co-Chair Ron Yarolimek: firstname.lastname@example.org 925-550-1182.