Corvallis Hosts Breast Cancer Walk

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Get ready for a weekend event with “wagitude.”

Pink Paws for the Cause is happening in Corvallis this weekend to benefit breast cancer awareness, not only in people, but pets too. The walk is for everyone–kids, adults, seniors, and four-legged friends.

The organizer says Corvallis doesn’t have a breast cancer walk. So she’s hoping this year will be the first of many.

“Bring your attitude, bring your pink, bring your tutus; have fun with it – and your gratitude. Because we’re all just so grateful that we have the people in our lives that are survivors,” said Leslie Parra, Walk Organizer.

Money raised goes to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Heartland Humane Society.

Parra says her mother is a breast cancer survivor, and now she’s doing everything she can for the cause.

“Financially, it’s so hard for women when they can’t work and they’re not feeling well,” she said. “We all went through it together, but I really thought I was going to lose my mom. And it was terrifying, even back then in my 30s.”

A vet will be present to talk about breast cancer in pets. The walk is free, but donations are welcome and there will also be raffles with all sorts of prizes. Kids can dress up in their Halloween costumes and Trick-or-Treat at several of the businesses along the approximate half-mile walk.

It starts at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Best Friends Obedience School on Avery Avenue.

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