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Line Down Main
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.
Berry, of Collinsville Downtown, Inc. introduced the event and the dignitaries.
Michael Sirmon and First Lady Tammy Sirmon read the proclamation from the city
for the event.
Collinsville, Leah Ledbetter, (just selected last Saturday) was getting to know
Collinsville better and spoke to those gathered to help with the event.
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.
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
participants, including cancer survivors, family and friends, each took turns
applying the pink colored chalk down the middle of 3 blocks of Collinsville's
Love and Leah Ledbetter (Miss Collinsville) pose with the first block of the
Pink Line, Saturday October 18th in Collinsville.