Events focus on breast cancerPublished 10:35pm Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Two events will support the early detection of breast cancer in Beaufort County. Eastern Radiologists, Inc. will have a car show and motorcycle ride this Saturday and Paint the Town Pink Friday, Oct. 12.
This weekend’s Ride for the Cure will include food, prizes and a performance by the Shake Doctors.
The ride will start Saturday at the Breast Imaging Center, 2101 W. Arlington Boulevard, in Greenville and make stops in Washington, Kinston and Ayden. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., kickstands will be up by 10 a.m. and riders will stop at Eastern Radiologists in Washington at around 10:45 a.m.
The car show and live music will be at the Breast Imaging Center. Registration for the car show begins at 9 a.m. Saturday. Awards will be presented to cars in five classes at 2:30 p.m.
Net proceeds from the event support breast screenings and early detection programs in the area. To learn more about the event and preregister for the car show, go to www.rideforthecurenc.com.
Eastern Radiologists will Paint the Town Pink October 12.
“This is the fourth year we’ve held a Paint the Town Pink,” said Eastern Radiologists’ Tanya Dixon. “Everybody knows somebody that’s been affected by breast cancer. It’s such a common disease.”
Local businesses have two ways of supporting Paint the Town Pink. Employees can don the pink t-shirts and businesses, called Pink Partners, can offer discounts on patrons wearing the shirts.
“This is just a way to let our community know that we’re here to support them,” Dixon said. “This money and what we do benefits Beaufort County.”
Proceeds from the event remain in Beaufort County.
A list of Pink Partners will appear in the Daily News Friday, October 12. Pick up your t-shirt at Eastern Radiologists, Inc., 630 East 11th Street, or at the Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center, 628 East 12th Street in Washington. The Washington offices are selling pins and ornaments for $5 and pink t-shirts, $12 up to size XL and $14 up to size 3X.