Power In Purple adds to county’s Relay for Life

Published 11:00 am Monday, March 13, 2017

If you notice a few of our community leaders wearing purple each Friday, it might be because they are those taking part in the first Power In Purple campaign.

Power In Purple is a fundraising campaign for the Warren County Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society and involves five local men and a six-week campaign to raise $1,500 each.

“Each will wear a little (or a lot of) purple every Friday and share their involvement through social media, email, and word of mouth with supporters as they bring awareness to the research and programs funded by the American Cancer Society and shed light on leading healthy lifestyles and the importance of prevention by staying up to date on recommend cancer screenings,” said Megan McBeth, a community manager for the American Cancer Society. “Each candidate is a creating a meaningful impact on a cause that touches us all while having some fun while doing it.”

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The five taking part in the campaign are: Mutual Credit Union’s Joe Thom, Ameristar’s Gerard Hardy, State Rep. Oscar Denton, ERDC commanding officer Col. Bryan Green and Dr. Casey Fisher, pastor of Greater Grove Street M.B. Church.

During this six-weeks campaign, which began March 6 and ends on Friday, April 17, the day of the Warren County Relay for Life, five men will be raising money to support the American Cancer Society by setting out to raise a minimum of $1,500 each.

The candidate who raises the most money will be announced during Relay For Life at 7 p.m. on April 21st at Vicksburg High School, and will be awarded the title Power in Purple Candidate of the Year for Warren County.

The money raised in Power In Purple will go toward the overall goal of this year’s Warren County Relay for Life, which is $70,000.

To learn more or to donate to the participants, visit relayforlife.org/powerinpurplewarrencountyms.

About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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