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Raise cancer awareness by ‘Painting the Town Purple’

People will be seeing purple all over Alexandria July 7-11. The American Cancer Society event, Paint the Town Purple, raises awareness about the fight against cancer. 

There are a few ways to get involved.

Display a Relay For Life poster and decorate your business in purple. Judging for the best decorated business will take place the week of July 7.

Help tie purple ribbons on lampposts at the kickoff Monday, July 7 beginning at 6 p.m. at Big Ole.

The Relay For Life will be held from 6 p.m. on Friday, July 11 through 6 a.m. on Saturday, July 12. The event will be held at a new location this year, the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Alexandria.

For more information, contact Nancy at or Kristen at