Volunteers Team Up to Fill 40,000 Bags for Think Pink Day
Dozens of volunteers are teaming up across the Northstate for Think Pink events.
Think Pink is a community effort to promote breast cancer awareness. The effort culminates every year during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October with Think Pink Day. This year's event is Thursday, October 18.
The day is filled with activities to raise awareness of the importance of early detection in the fight against breast cancer.
The day will start on October 18 with the distribution of 40,000 goodie bags filled with informational materials about breast cancer. The bags include items to help women remember the importance of early detection.
This week, a group of volunteers are busy stuffing the thousands of bags. The volunteers have set up inside a Redding warehouse.
The bags will then be sent to different communities for distribution to the public. Officials said 24,000 will stay in Redding and 16,000 will go to neighboring towns.
People can pick up bags at two distribution points in Redding on the morning of Thursday, October 18. The event starts at 6 a.m. at MD Imaging and at the post office on Churn Creek Road.
The Sundial Bridge in Redding will be lit with pink lights on the evening of October 18, starting at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature speakers and local country music singer Summer Schappell.
Typically the event at the Sundial Bridge attracts thousands of people. Free shuttle service will be provided by RABA and the Win River Casino. They will be picking people up from Shasta High School and Mt. Shasta Mall.
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