The City of Murrieta is going PINK! The Month of October signifies Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. The City offers a variety of ways to support this month-long campaign, from the Human Pink Ribbon photo that kicked off the month on October 1 to the Komen MORE THAN PINK Walk on October 9. Even Murrieta PD is “going pink” with their pink patch debut and Murrieta Fire & Rescue is raising funds through special breast cancer awareness t-shirts. Proceeds from both of these fundraisers will go directly to Michelle’s Place, a local nonprofit that provides support and resources to those impacted by cancer. And if you drive by City Hall at night the first half of the month, it will be lit pink as well. The second half of the month the City Hall lights will be purple in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is also this in October.
Murrieta is connected by community and holds dozens of events that bring people together. One of the City’s signature events, the Komen Inland Empire MORE THAN PINK walk is an opportunity to support neighbors who have been impacted by breast cancer and feel the presence of our ONE community every step of the way. The 2022 walk has a goal to raise $226,000. Funds from walks like the one in Murrieta on Sunday, October 9, support research and women and families affected by breast cancer. The route begins and ends at Town Square Park and winds its way through downtown Murrieta. Registration and expo open at 6:30 a.m. and opening ceremonies are at 8 a.m. The walk begins at 8:30 a.m. The expo closes at 11 a.m. Additional details are available at their website: www.komen.org/iewalk. It's free to walk. Join the walk tomorrow and raise funds to support breast cancer awareness throughout the month.
Let’s use this month as a reminder that breast cancer—and all types of cancer—impact our community each and every day. Learning more about the signs and early detection, while also supporting research and those diagnosed, are an important way we can stay connected by community.