Team Choctaw hosting breast cancer awareness events

Paint the Town Pink Week will be commemorated Oct. 7-12 with Saturday, Oct. 12, designated as Talihina’s Breast Cancer Awareness Day.

Nancy Jefferson, APRN, said, “Team Choctaw Bicycling will host nearly all events. This year’s motto is ‘No ONE fights alone.’ We believe our survivors and warriors know that no one walks alone in this fight. Each one is our superhero. Additionally this year, we will host a superhero run and walk.”

All local businesses and merchants are invited to place something pink in front of their storefronts and windows during this week.

Event activities include:

  • Monday, 5 p.m., 5-mile bicycle ride. Leave from the Choctaw Community Center across Carl Albert Dam, down VA hill, back to town. Helmets required, front lamp/reflector and rear red reflector required by state law
  • Tuesday, 5 p.m., 20-mile bicycle ride. Leave from the Choctaw Community Center across Carl Albert Dam, down VA hill, to the entrance to Talimena Drive, and back.
  • Wednesday, Pink Pearl Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Kiamichi Technology Center. RSVP Marsha Lloyd 918.567.7000.6074. Guest speaker Dr. Amanda Chisum-Price
  • Thursday, Teacher Appreciation Cook-Out starting at 6 p.m. at the Choctaw Community Center. local teachers and their families, current cheerleaders, band, and sports teams all invited. Organizers are in need of side dishes, cheeses, condiments, chips and dip. They are searching for alumni cheerleaders for a cheer-off competition so dust off those pompoms and come on out. Consider making a donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation or the American Cancer Society at this event.
  • Friday is the Talihina vs. Hulbert pink-out football game, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday is Breast Cancer Awareness Day in Talihina
    • ·       7:30-10 a.m. breakfast, $5.
    • ·       7:30 a.m. 10-mile bicycle ride, start and stop at Choctaw Community Center.
    • ·       8-11:30 a.m. Health and Wellness Fair.
    • ·       8 a.m. Superhero 5k, certified course, START and STOP.
    • ·       9 a.m. The March on Main Street 1-mile Superhero Walk. This year all warriors and survivors fighting any cancer are invited to participate in this walk.
      • 10 am Kids Cook Cook-Off Competition.
      • 11 a.m.  Best of Southeast Oklahoma/Paint the Town Pink Cook-Off Competition. Organizers are looking for anyone that has a special dish that they like to cook and for those Church Lady dishes and chili cookers.  All foods for the competition must be at the center by 9:30 a.m. or the Kids competition and 10:30 am for the Best of Southeast Oklahoma Competition.
      •  No charge for cooking teams, there is a one-time entry fee for the public, $10 per person with monies going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This allows the taster to taste every entry from every category.

For more information, contact Brandy Griffin, (918) 56707000 Ext. 7131 or Nancy Jefferson (text is best), (918) 413-1581, or email

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