The community is working together to make a difference for a woman with breast cancer.
Ellen Coleman lives in Forest and grew up in Lynchburg. She is a single mother of three boys, ages 15, 13 and 4. Coleman was recently diagnosed with an invasive form of breast cancer.
A team of close friends has come together to organize a Walk-A-Thon on Saturday, June 29, at Jefferson Forest High School in Forest (1 Cavalier Cir, Forest, Virginia 24551). It will cost $5 to get in. Children 12 and under are free.
The day includes kids' activities and autographs from current and former Virginia Tech football players.
8 a.m. - gates open
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - bake sale
8 a.m. - face painting and bounce house opens
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - photo booths
9 a.m. - concession stand opens - serving coffee and drinks
9:40 a.m. - prayer
9:50 a.m. - national anthem, sung by Lara Burford
10 a.m. - dunking booth opens
10 a.m. - walk begins
11:30 a.m. - concession stand begins serving lunch
12 p.m. to 3 p.m. - kids' games and activities (intermittently)
1 p.m. - band will start playing
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. - autograph sessions by Logan Thomas and Jake Grove
(Limited number of photos available for autographing. You can bring an item.)
3:15 p.m. - raffle and auction winners are announced (raffles open all day until 3:15)
3:30 p.m. - balloon release
4 p.m. - event ends
Phone: 434-907-9872 / Contact: Lynn Lewis