ROCKSPRINGS — Each October, the color pink can be found popping up in a variety of locations as a way to mark Breast Cancer Awareness month.
On Saturday, as the calendar turned to Oct. 1, the Meigs County Fairgrounds was the spot for many pink-clad runners (and walkers) as they took part in the first Pink Power 5K put on by the Meigs County Chamber of Commerce and Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Approximately 30-35 people took part in the run which routed participants around the fairgrounds.
In addition to the run, organizations, including Pink with Purpose Meigs County and Pleasant Valley Hospital, were on hand to provide information about breast health and services. A speaker was also on hand after the race.
With October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the race was held to help raise awareness for the importance of mammograms and breast health, as well as to show support for those who are battling the disease, said chamber Director Whitney Thoene leading up to the race.
This is not the only Breast Cancer Awareness related race to take place in the area this month as the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will return to Athens for the second year Oct. 23. That race raises funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation with a portion of the funds raised remaining in this area.