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1st-ever Pink Ribbon Run set for Oct. 21

Slaton’s first ever Pink Ribbon Run will take place on Oct.  21.  The race will begin at 10 a.m. in front of Slat-Co Printing.    

Jennifer Ojeda, who created the run, was inspired by her friend, Michelle Lopez.  Lopez is a breast cancer survivor but knowing her daily battle describes her as a warrior.  

“Growing up in Slaton and seeing the Bakery host the first Banana Pudding Festival brought back childhood memories,” said Ojeda. She added she felt Slaton was a great place to bring a cancer run to the community with a hopeful mind that more activities can continue in Slaton.  

A scholarship, named Strong Warrior, will be given to a high school senior recipient that has witnessed someone in their immediate family battle cancer.

“Strong is for the strength my grandmother, Rosa Gatica taught me and Warrior for Michelle, who deals with the daily battle like a warrior,” said Ojeda.

The event setup will begin at 8 a.m., registration for any participants is 9 a.m. and the 5K will begin at 10 a.m. if unable to register through the Mijo’s website.  

All participants who complete race will receive a $10 food voucher to Mijo’s food truck.  

For any questions or those who would like to get involved, call Jennifer Ojeda at 806-786-7876.

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