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Local candidates attend Parkland Truro breast cancer awareness event


TRURO - A pink wave blanketed Parkland Truro on Wednesday during a Breast Cancer Awareness Month launch.

Local federal election candidates Scott Armstrong (Conservative), Jason Blanch (Green Party), Bill Casey (Liberal) and Wendy Robinson (NDP) took part in the event. They chatted with residents and staff, joined a group selfie and helped shave a head.

Josh Kennedy, wellness coach at the facility, had agreed to have his head shaved if at least $200 was raised to help fight breast cancer. About $500 was donated and the political candidates each took a turn with the razor until Kennedy was bald.

Having the candidates visit is something resident Mildred Burrows appreciated.

"I've always been interested in politics," she said. "I remember when I was about three years old and my mother was able to vote for the first time. My family was so excited; it really made an impression on me. I value being able to vote. It can be dangerous if you don't."

She said she knows many people who have been affected by breast cancer, and she was pleased fundraising and awareness could be combined with the candidates' visit.

This is the first year an event such as this has been held at Parkland Truro to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

 

 

 

Local federal election candidates Scott Armstrong (Conservative), Jason Blanch (Green Party), Bill Casey (Liberal) and Wendy Robinson (NDP) took part in the event. They chatted with residents and staff, joined a group selfie and helped shave a head.

Josh Kennedy, wellness coach at the facility, had agreed to have his head shaved if at least $200 was raised to help fight breast cancer. About $500 was donated and the political candidates each took a turn with the razor until Kennedy was bald.

Having the candidates visit is something resident Mildred Burrows appreciated.

"I've always been interested in politics," she said. "I remember when I was about three years old and my mother was able to vote for the first time. My family was so excited; it really made an impression on me. I value being able to vote. It can be dangerous if you don't."

She said she knows many people who have been affected by breast cancer, and she was pleased fundraising and awareness could be combined with the candidates' visit.

This is the first year an event such as this has been held at Parkland Truro to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

 

 

 

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