American Cancer Society Volunteers Paint Our Town Purple

So that’s why we see all those purple ribbons around town! Promotion for annual Relay for Life.

On April 29th through May 6th 2012, the towns of Antioch/Pittsburg/Brentwood will be awash in purple, thanks to efforts by volunteers from the American Cancer Society’s annual “Relay For Life,” a community campout against cancer. Throughout California, towns, schools, and businesses will “paint our town purple” to celebrate cancer survivorship and bring attention to the yearly events, which will be held on Saturday, June 23rd at 10:00 am to Sunday, June 24th at 10:00 am at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, CA and Saturday, June 16th at 9:00 am to Sunday, June 17th at 9:00 am at Liberty High School in Brentwood, CA.

We’re using the power of purple to bring good news to cancer survivors and mobilize the community,” said Michele of Antioch. “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 Web site to find ideas on how to “Paint Our Town Purple” at a school, town, college or workplace. The Web site encourages participants to spread hope in their community. Whether you are a home-owner, a restaurateur, or a retail business operator/owner, there are plenty of ideas for painting our towns purple from April 29th through May 6th 2012.

  • 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.

For information about how to form a team or become involved in Relay For Life is available by contacting Event Antioch/Pittsburg Chair Judy Dawson:, 925-787-9021 or Event Antioch/Pittsburg Co-Chair Michele Littlefield:, 925-813-5274 or Event Brentwood Chair Lynn Gursky:, 925-634-4913 or Event Brentwood Co-Chair Ron Yarolimek: 925-550-1182 or visit 1-800-227-2345.

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