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Island of Hope: Student Ambassadors to Paint the Town Purple

Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:20 pm

The 2017 Relay For Life Student Ambassadors will head up this year's Paint the Town Purple Day in support of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Grand Island.

The ambassadors, along with many of the Relay For Life Committee members, will bring the Town Commons alive with purple on Saturday, April 29, in preparation for the annual Paint the Town Purple event, which takes place nationally on May 1.

The Student Ambassadors are encouraging all Grand Islanders to follow their lead by hanging up some purple decorations, wearing a favorite purple tie, or planting purple flowers in the front yard. Any effort shows support for those who have fought or continue to fight their battle with cancer.

Bows will be available to be purchased on April 29 at the Northwest Saving Bank branch on Grand Island Boulevard from 9 a.m. to noon as well as at deSignet Jewelers at 1869 Whitehaven Road and Island Deli and Meat at 2488 Grand Island Blvd. during normal business hours.

Bows are $5 and will be available while supplies last. Smaller bows will also be available for a $1 donation.

For more information, call Becky Sommer-Stufkosky at 716-774-8978.

Alex Melisz and Sara Gorton, Relay For Life Youth Ambassadors, will begin to Paint the Town Purple Saturday, April 29, in the Town Commons. National Paint the Town Purple Day for Relay For Life is May 1.

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