Relay’s ‘Paint the County Purple’ project celebrates cancer survivors

The American Cancer Society and Morrison County Relay for Life are asking all local businesses, schools, churches and residents in Morrison County to help “Paint the County Purple.”

Cancer survivors or people who have had someone they know touched by cancer, are asked to place a purple bow, ribbon, balloon, or decoration on their door, hang purple signs inside their windows, hang purple lights, plant purple flowers or even wear purple clothing. Relay members would like to see purple everywhere they go in Morrison County. “Paint the County Purple” will begin Sunday, July 7, and continue until the evening of this year’s Relay, Friday, July 19.

The color purple is significant as purple is the color worn by survivors at the Relay event. It is also the color used to represent hope for a better future for cancer patients. Relay For Life brings together more than 3.5 million people every year to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and empower individuals and communities to fight back against a disease that takes too much from too many.

The winning business or residence that displays the most creative way to “Paint the County Purple” will receive recognition at the Morrison County Relay for Life. This year’s Morrison County Relay for Life will begin Friday, July 19, at 7 p.m. at the Little Falls Community High School track.

For more information on the Relay For Life of Morrison County or for Paint the County Purple, contact Laura Yorek at [email protected]