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Gift of Life 'Walk of Survivorship' scheduled Saturday in downtown Beaumont

Gift of Life will host a new, community-wide celebration in downtown Beaumont – a Walk of Survivorship – in loving memory of Julie Richardson Procter on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 10 a.m.

Gift of Life will host a new, community-wide celebration in downtown Beaumont – a Walk of Survivorship – in loving memory of Julie Richardson Procter on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 10 a.m.

This special event is scheduled in lieu of the planned Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run, which has been rescheduled to Oct. 6, 2018, due to Hurricane Harvey.

“The Ribbon Run has become a regional tradition of cancer awareness and survivorship,” said Executive Director Norma Sampson. “We invite you to put on your Hurricane Herculean sneakers and wear whatever you would like - pink n’ teal t-shirts or costumes. It’s a family affair – pets, wagons and strollers welcome. Together, we will rebuild and recover as we confront and overcome challenges, whether from cancer or the hurricane.”

Regina Rogers, Gift of Life Founder and Chair, added, “Recognizing Southeast Texas Strong and the indomitable spirit of our region, and with the continuing support of our devoted sponsors who are steadfast in endorsing our efforts, we are hosting an event that also reflects our passion in fighting breast and ovarian cancer. With grateful hearts, we hope that everyone from throughout Southeast Texas will join with us to celebrate life, hope and survival.”

Generously supported by Presenting Sponsor Diane & Don Shaver and Title Sponsors H-E-B and Jason’s Deli, the Walk of Survivorship will kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a short, fun walk in Downtown Beaumont led by New York Times bestselling author Jill Conner Browne, THE Sweet Potato Queen, who will share brief, inspirational remarks spotlighting survivors and local first responders.

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