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Pink Line Down Main
Oct. 18, 2003
Downtown Collinsville, OK.
Breast Cancer Awareness Event
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As one of only 35 communities nationwide, Collinsville (Oklahoma) participated in the Second Annual Avon 2003 Pink Line Project. The project's aim is to increase Breast Cancer awareness to help move towards a cure. Avon and the National Trust are the event sponsors along with Collinsville's own Downtown, Inc.

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Deborah Berry, of Collinsville Downtown, Inc. introduced the event and the dignitaries.
Mayor Michael Sirmon and First Lady Tammy Sirmon read the proclamation from the city for the event.
Miss Collinsville, Leah Ledbetter, (just selected last Saturday) was getting to know Collinsville better and spoke to those gathered to help with the event.
Alice Johnson, Collinsville's liason to the Oklahoma Main Street organization, said that 1700 communities applied for the grants to participate in this national event. Collinsville and El Reno were the only two Oklahoma communities selected.
Rusti Love started the pink line heading east from 12th and Main. She had spoken as a breast cancer survivor, sang the National Anthem and would later be entertaining at Greybeards.
Collinsville participants, including cancer survivors, family and friends, each took turns applying the pink colored chalk down the middle of 3 blocks of Collinsville's Historic Downtown.
Rusti Love and Leah Ledbetter (Miss Collinsville) pose with the first block of the Pink Line, Saturday October 18th in Collinsville.