Renee Dinsmore and Megan Johnson are all decked in pink for the first annual “Get Your Pink On” march in Machias. PHOTO COURTESY OF DOWN EAST COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

March to bring attention to breast cancer issues



MACHIAS — To launch Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to promote the importance of early detection, Down East Community Hospital will hold its second annual “Get Your Pink On” march down Main Street in Machias. The march will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, and begins at 9 a.m., rain or shine.

Plenty of pink pirate hats as pirate skirts, tutus, fedoras and pink fairy wings will available, first come first served. A limited number of “Real Men Wear Pink” ball caps will also be available. Participants are welcome to wear their own costumes or come in plain clothes.

Participants will meet in the Colonial Parking Lot in Machias before setting out for the dike.

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