Swig’s founder will participate in a Cedar City breast cancer awareness walk
Cedar City, Utah – The keynote speaker for Power In Pink, Cedar City’s 10th annual breast cancer awareness walk at West Canyon Park, on Saturday, October 22, will be Nicole Tanner, founder of Swig, a neighborhood drive-through soda fountain chain.
Tanner will speak at the 5K/1-mile walk on her experience as a breast cancer survivor. She said on her website that other people’s donations helped pay for her cancer treatment-related medical bills, which motivated her to start the Save The Cups fundraising drive to assist cancer patients with paying their medical fees.
“Nicole is a dynamic woman who is very generous in sharing the compelling story of her breast cancer journey and the life-saving importance of screenings,” said Donna Law, Power in Pink board member.
The event will start at 8:30 and last till 11:00. The walk’s whole net proceeds will benefit those undergoing breast cancer treatment. The 5K/1-mile run is not timed and includes a stroll to recognize and celebrate breast cancer fighters and survivors.
“We are so pleased that for 10 years we have been able to raise funds from this event and provide assistance to ladies in our area that need help getting through the challenges of cancer treatment,” said Robyn Brown, one of the organization’s founders. “We find this an important time to recognize and cheer survivors and remember those who have lost their lives to this horrible disease.”
Scott Phillips, a councilman for Cedar City, will preside as master of ceremonies, while Debra Stillman will start the music.
On Saturday, those who have survived breast cancer can walk for free. For $35, the general public must register; with proper identification, Southern Utah University students can register for $15.