There is a local team of ladies who will be walking in the Susan G. Komen 3-day breast cancer walk in Atlanta October 22-24 and are raising $2,300 each in order to walk the 60-mile trek.
Two of the ladies, Amy Monroe and Cindy Dingler, will be walking for the second consecutive year. Other locals who will be joining the walk this year are Ahren Lee, Heather Pryor and Candice Little.
In order to raise money for the walk, Team Rack Attack is doing a flamingo flock around Polk County.
Several local residents and businesses have already donated to the cause and started the flamingos on their journey. Dingler Motor Company and Scotty Tillery were two of the first to participate.
The fee to have a friend flocked is $20 and $5 to buy insurance for yourself so the pink birds won’t land in your yard.
If a flock of flamingos lands in your yard, you will receive a letter detailing the fundraiser and providing a phone number you can call to have the flock promptly removed.
A green and pink ribbon will be left behind on your mailbox denoting that you supported the fundraising effort for breast cancer prevention.
A donation of $10 is requested for removal. You may also want to add $5 to ensure the birds don’t return.
Ahren Lee commented “This is a fun way to raise awareness and money for breast cancer prevention and have a laugh at the same time.”
If you would like to have a friend flocked, please call 770-546-1639 to place a flocking order. The walkers are also selling t-shirts designed by Caroline Blalock to help raise money.
Sponsorships are available for $50. Sponsors will be added to the back of the shirt with a list the names of friends or loved ones who are breast cancer survivors or victims.
Organized by the family of breast cancer victim Susan G. Komen, the foundation has been raising money for breast cancer research since 1982 and has donated over 1.8 billion dollars to breast cancer prevention and local programs, making it the largest source of non-profit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.
The 3-day walk will take place in Atlanta, Georgia October 22-24. The walk will begin with opening ceremonies at Lake Lanier Islands on Friday, October 22 and will wind through Atlanta venturing 20 miles per day, ending at Turner Field for closing ceremonies on Sunday, October 24.
There will be a campsite where walkers will return each night to sleep in pink 2-man tents and hear inspirational speakers and enjoy socializing with dancing and songs.
For more information about the breast cancer 3-day walk, go to www.the3day.org. To see all of the members of Team Rack Attack, simply search for the team name, Team Rack Attack, or search for any participant.