Logan County Relay for Life held Paint the Town Purple in downtown Bellefontaine Thursday.
The event is the kick-off to Relay for Life and featured walkers wearing purple, as they strolled the streets of downtown to raise awareness about Relay.
(Pictured left: Paint the Town Purple walkers)
The event began with Bellefontaine Mayor Adam Brannon giving a proclamation.
The walk started at the Carnegie Building, went south along Main Street, East on Columbus Avenue, turned at the Holland Theatre, and went back to the Carnegie Building.
Co-Chair Amy Brown stated that this year is Logan County's 15th Relay for Life. The Relay is scheduled for June 14th-15th at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center. The event will begin at 6 pm with a Survivors' Walk and will go all night until Saturday at noon.
So far this year, Logan County Relay for Life has raised over $40,000 and has a goal of $143,000.
Brown discusses Paint the Town Purple and this year's goal.
Relay for Life Team Recruiter Beth Moore said it is not too late to put together a team for this year's Relay. To sign up for Relay for Life, contact Moore at 935-9457 or Brown at 539-1658.
(Pictured right: the stroll along East Columbus Avenue)
Moore talks about how to sign up.
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Watch Mayor Brannon’s Proclamation.