Alpena Paints the Town Purple for Relay for Life

ALPENA, MI – Standing at the entrance to the Alpena Chamber of Commerce building on Chisholm Street are purple butterfly’s.  The pillars to the building are wrapped in purple ribbon.  This is all in advance to the Alpena Relay for Life event that takes place this weekend.

On Saturday, August 16th, 2014, starting at 10 am and ending 24 hours later on Sunday, August 17th, 2014, at 10 am the Relay For Life of Alpena County Cancer Walk will take place along the Maritime Heritage Trail in downtown Alpena. It is not to late to get involved in this great charity event.

The Relay For Life movement features community events that offer an inspiring opportunity to honor cancer survivors, promote how individuals can reduce their cancer risk, and raise money to help end cancer.

It is also a time to remember people lost to the disease, and honor people who have fought or are fighting cancer.

Event Details:

Relay For Life of Alpena County
Saturday, August 16th & 17th, 2014
10:00 Am to 10:00 am
Maritime Heritage Trail
318 W. Fletcher Street
Alpena, Michigan 49707

Paint the Town Purple is a contest for businesses and residents of Alpena.  Businesses and residents are encouraged to decorate store fronts, windows and yards in purple, Relay For Life and Board Games to go with their Relay For Life of Alpena County 2014 theme of ‘Finish the Fight’.

Paint the Town PurpleBy Painting The Town Purple, you will help finish the fight against cancer by raising awareness in the community about how the American Cancer Society is fighting back against cancer.

The contest is free to enter and the winner of Paint The Town Purple will hold the traveling trophy for the next year.

For further information on how you can enter the contest, and its not to late, please contact Lisa O at  You can also find further information on the Relay For Life of Alpena County MI Facebook page.

Relay For LIfe Finish the Fight


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