By Melissa Robinson
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
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.
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