VIDEO: Pink The Streets
TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI)-
The Girls Scouts were out in force, passing out flyers and letting downtown businesses and area residents know about the upcoming Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
They want to let people know about the route, as well as encourage them to participate in the event which raises money for breast cancer treatment and research.
Today’s activity is a service project that the Girl Scouts get involved with every year leading up to the race.
“The Girl Scouts is to build girls of courage confidence and character who make the world a better place. And so one of the main ways that we teach girls of character is that they do service projects in giving back to others. They’re always glad to see the girls and the girls are taking around flowers that tell them to be sure and decorate for the race, so they’re always glad to be a part of that,” says Jenni Jones.
“One of the reasons we partner with the Girl Scouts is because there are two things that are essential with breast cancer and breast cancer awareness, of course it’s in females mostly and as we get older we’re more susceptible to breast cancer. And so why not work with these girls to educate them about the possibility of breast cancer, and how you can prevent it and watch for it. And of course we think the Girl Scout program is an awesome program and you couldn’t find a better program to partner with,” says Melanie Kite.
The race will be on October 22nd and will bring thousands of participants to downtown Tupelo. That is why organizers believe it is important to have today’s event to give people a heads-up.