Economic opportunity commission painting the town pink

Economic opportunity commission painting the town pink
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - The Mississippi County Economic Opportunity Commission is hoping to paint the town pink.

The group is selling pink garbage cans in support of breast cancer awareness.

They hope to raise both money and awareness by selling the cans. The group wants to stress the importance of regular check-ups.

"Early detection is the best because if you catch it early you can be a cancer survivor," said Jacqueline Burton, the transportation facility coordinator for the commission.

The garbage cans will cost $100 with about 20 percent of the money being donated to local cancer patients.

For an extra $20 the bins can also be personalized.

To purchase a garbage can call the Mississippi County Arkansas Economic Opportunity Commission at (870) 776-1054, extension 22 or 58.  

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