McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

September 12, 2013

Group paints the town purple

By Jeanne LeFlore
Staff Writer

McALESTER — The week of Sept. 21 will be “Paint the Town Purple Week”  in McAlester, organizers say.

“The week is in honor of all cancer survivors and those we have lost to cancer,” said Valerie Lalli organizer of the event.

She said for $10 supporters can purchase a purple pull- ribbon and all of the proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

“Take a picture of your purple ribbon being displayed during the week of Sept. 21 in your store windows, churches or homes,” Lalli said.

She said pictures will be displayed in the Pittsburg County Relay for Life page on Facebook.

“You can also email us a picture to,” she said.

She said ribbons can be purchase from Relay for Life participants or by calling Lalli at  918-470-4608.

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