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VAN WERT - The YWCA of Van Wert County is celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Friday, Oct. 12 by hosting Pretty in Pink. This event is designed to educate the community, and empower women who have been or will be victims of breast cancer.

Participation is easy. Show your support by decorating your office area, classroom, or organization in pink, and dressing in pink on Friday, Oct. 12. The YWCA will be traveling to various participating organizations to hand out goody bags which contain educational materials about breast cancer, along with other free items. Please notify the YWCA if you choose to participate.

General operating hours are Monday - Thursday from 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Closed Saturday & Sunday. The YWCA is a United Way and Van Wert County Foundation funded agency. For more information, contact Katie Sidle, program assistant, at (419) 238-6639.