Amelia HollidayStaff Reporter
May 8, 2013
HAZARD — The mayors of two communities in Perry County, joined by representatives from the Relay For Life, signed a Paint the Town Purple proclamation on Tuesday in celebration of the Relay For Life.
Mayors Nan Gorman and Johnny Cummings met at Hazard City Hall Tuesday morning to proclaim the week of May 19,2013 through May 25, 2013 as “Paint the Town Purple Days” in Perry County.
Paint the Town Purple is an activity of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life meant to promote cancer awareness and fundraise to support cancer research and treatment. According to the proclamation, the American Cancer Society has funded more than $150 million in cancer research in the last year through money raised in communities across the nation.