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Madera turns purple to honor cancer survivors

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webmaster | 03/26/13

Armed with yards of purple ribbon, scissors and smiles, nearly 100 volunteers gathered Monday morning at the Chase Bank parking lot on Cleveland to, as Relay For Life chairperson Charlotte Brewer put it, “paint the town purple.”

More than half the volunteers were teenagers from the Leo Club and members of New Harvest Church.

In what has become an annual event, the volunteers cut long swaths of cloth and began “painting Madera purple” by tying purple ribbons around trees and poles. The ribbons represent a celebration of cancer survivors and help bring attention to the American Cancer Society’s Madera Relay For Life.

Brewer was overjoyed with the turnout of volunteers...


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