November 21, 2017

Residents to walk for cure

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The Ogemaw Pharmacy is hosting the Ogemaw Search for the Cure walk Saturday, Oct. 28.

Ogemaw Pharmacy owner and pharmacist Jude Fonguh said the purpose of the walk is to raise awareness about breast cancer.

“We are hoping to have people come out and take a walk and hopefully dress in pink,” he said. “We hope it’s something pink, something outrageous or something Halloween-themed. We want people to pay attention and take notice.”

The Ogemaw Pharmacy has partnered with West Branch Regional Medical Center, the Tolfree Foundation and the Ogemaw Hills Free Clinic to hold the walk. Free mammogram vouchers are available at the event for those who qualify and participate.

The 1.5-mile walk starts at 9 a.m. behind the Ogemaw County Sheriff’s Office and will finish at the Ogemaw Pharmacy. Fonguh said saving lives is a pivotal focus of the event.

“The goal is to make sure people are getting checked,” he said. “We want people to get early diagnosis to save lives.”

Fonguh said he hopes attendees, friends and families will benefit even after the walk is completed.

“The other thing people can do is encourage others to go out and get checked,” he said. “People should be out there getting early mammograms. If we can do that we can save some lives.”

The sheriff’s office is located at 806 Wright St.

Those interested can search for “Alyssa Fonguh” at komen.org/fundraise to make a donation.

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