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Zonta Walks for Women October 7th

Submitted by on September 6, 2017 – 11:02 amNo Comment

Zonta Walks for Women is eagerly anticipating its  11th Annual Walk and 5K Walk/Run. This is an event that the Zonta Club looks forward to every year as they seek to raise breast cancer awareness in our local community by:

  • celebrating breast cancer survivors;
  • remembering those who lost their battle; and
  • educating women about the importance of early detection.

In addition, this event raises funds.  Funds that are kept local with net proceeds being gifted to the  the Friends Together Tees and Tops Program, local wig support programs and Mid-Michigan Medical Center of Alpena local mammography subsidy fund. From the event’s inception in 2007, we have raised more than$200,000. This has been accomplished through the amazing support they receive each year from both wonderful sponsors and participants.

The 11th Annual Walk and 5K Run is on Saturday, October 7, 2017 and registration is OPEN! Register online by visiting http://www.alpenazonta.com/zonta-walks-for-women.html! Registration forms can also be picked up at Besser Credit Union, Neiman’s Family Market, LaFave Pharmacy and Friends Together.

And on Friday, October 6th, help kick-off this year’s Walk for Women with the 2nd ever Bras Across the Bridge!

Why? The Zonta Club is hoping to raise awareness and fight against breast cancer by flooding the Pedestrian Bridge between NOAA and Rotary Island with bras.

How? By having community members decorate bras and drop them off at Friends Together Alpena on Friday, October 6 between Noon and 4:00 PM. Zonta Club of Alpena will then flood the Pedestrian Bridge between NOAA and Rotary Island with bras the evening of Friday, Oct 6 between 5:30 and 7:30 PM. Community members can stroll down to the bridge during that time and vote by donation for their favorite.

The person who receives the most votes will be announced at our Walk on October 7th and will win a BOOBIE prize!