CITIZENS 11TH ANNUAL WALK FOR HOPE IS A SUCCESS DESPITE THE RAIN
FUNDS RAISED FOR MAMMOGRAMS FOR LOCAL WOMEN
On October 31, 2015, Citizens Medical Center had their 11th Annual Walk for Hope.
Proceeds will benefit local women by providing mammograms for those who cannot afford them.
Rain or shine the walk went on, and it was moved indoors into the Citizens HealthPlex. A survivor balloon release kicked off the walk, where survivors excitedly released their balloons into the rainy sky. The balloons soared despite the rain, and cheers from the crowd continued as everyone went inside to begin the survivor lap, as they were cheered on with pom-pom shaking supporters who lined the indoor track of the facility.
Over 200 Registered participants came and participated and about 50 volunteers from Citizens Medical Center and various organizations. Alcoa was a sponsor of the event and Chick-Fil-A donated sandwiches for all participants and a Pink Picnic was had indoors. Chick-Fil-A’s Cow dressed as a pink princess danced and took pictures with all ages, and everyone had fun at the digital photo booth. DJ JP of JP Productions, who volunteered his time and services, kept the crowd going with his music and as the emcee of the event.
Citizens Medical Oncologist, Dr. Fariborz Gorouhi and Citizens Radiation Oncologist, Dr. David Janssen, showed their support and wore their pink shirts proudly. They were available at educational booths for information and questions.
Dr. Yusuke Yahagi, Citizens Cardiovascular Surgeon, attended and showed his support, as well.
Pink Heels of South Texas brought their pink fire truck, and was available for signatures.