LOTS OF PINK — Saturday was the first ‘Plaster me Pink’ race, sponsored by the CHS Class of 1983. Representative Rob Cook, along with many other folks got plastered with pink powder before the fun-run race. It was a way to honor the Sheffer sisters, Tonya Wyse and Julie Berry, both who passed away due to breast cancer. The funds raised will go towards cancer research. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
In what is hoped to become an annual event, the first Plaster me Pink fun run blasted off from in front of the high school.
Considering the Conrad swim meet was going on and the Marias three County Fair, a considerable amount of runners, walkers and bikers showed up in honor of the Sheffer sisters, Tonya Wyse and Julie Berry, both of whom passed away from breast cancer.
Many of the runners, a lot from the Class of 1983 which sponsored the event, wore as much white clothing as possible, the idea being so they could be plastered by a pink powder.
Race organizer Jennifer Schlepp commented, “Wear white …. finish pink!” The pink, of course, symbolized the support of finding for a cure for breast cancer.
Right before the race started, everyone had a packet of pink powder and it was showered over anything that moved, or didn’t.
Packets were also available to plaster runners as they moved along the race route.
No times were recorded for the fun event, however, Scott Nesland, a 17-year-old from West Virginia came in first, Butch Hugesby second and Doug Vandolah third. On the women’s side, Vanessa Bucklin was the first lady to cross the line.
All funds raised will go to a fund to find a cure for breast cancer.