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State Court shows support in pink


By Melissa Robinson
Contributing Editor 

  Employees at Henry County State Court showed their support for Breast Cancer awareness by raising money to support the Locust Grove United Methodist Churchís breast cancer walk team for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk in Atlanta, held this past weekend. Employees raised money by selling raffle tickets for a gift basket.

Judge James Chafin wearing his pink robe, is joined by Judge Ben Studdard along with pink-clad State Court employees in support of breast cancer awareness.             Photo by Melissa Robinson

  The team is Susanís Soldiers/Kristinís Crew, who have been walking in the annual event for the past four years and raise between $15,000 and $20,000 each year, according to Carol McQueen, an employee with State Court who helped organize the raffle.

  Judge James T. Chafin, III showed his support by donning his pink robe and pulling the winning ticket for the gift basket. Chafin was a member of Piedmont Henry Hospitalís Men in Pink campaign last year, and continues to show his support for breast cancer awareness.

  Raffle tickets were sold for a gift basket chock full of gift certificates and other items and organizers raised $842 with employee Kai-Lin Viohl selling the most raffle tickets.

  Team members who were scheduled to walk in the Atlanta 3-Day include Kristin Styers, a breast cancer survivor, her friend Sue Romano, Karen Hearn, walking in memory of her sister-in-law Susan McCarter, David Styers and Kathy Engeman.

  This yearís Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk held in Atlanta raised approximately $4.2 million. The money raised helps to fund community education and outreach programs both nationally and locally.



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