Knox County mayor declares Breast Cancer Awareness Week

Knox County mayor declares Breast Cancer Awareness Week


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett declared Monday the week of October 14 through 18 as Breast Cancer Awareness Week at a "Survivor Celebration" kickoff event at the Carter Senior Center.

The event was the first of five celebrations planned around the county this week.

Residents call also sign up for Mayor Burchett's Komen Race for the Cure team at the events. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K run/walk will be held on Oct. 26.

Residents can sign up as part of "Team Burchett" for a reduced rate of $30. In addition to the official Komen T-shirt and race bib, the first 100 participants will also receive a "Team Burchett" T-shirt.

In addition, people can register for "Team Burchett" online at the full rate of $40.

Four more Survivor Celebration events are scheduled this week. Jane Bannon, executive director of Susan G. Komen Knoxville, will be the guest speaker at each event.

Survivor Celebration events:

  • Tuesday, October 15 - Halls Senior Center, 4405 Crippen Road, 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 16 - Strang Senior Center, 109 Lovell Heights Road, 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 17 - South Knox Senior Center, 6729 Martel Lane, Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Friday, October 18 - Corryton Senior Center, 9331 Davis Drive, 11 a.m. to noon.
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