"Girls For The Cure" Begins Year of Activities

Girls as young as kindergarden age took part in the second annual "Girls For the Cure" kick-off pep rally at Tyler Junior College Saturday.  The event is part of the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation, and begins a year of activities designed to help little girls develop into young women.

In addition to today's speakers, entertainment for the girls was provided by the Tyler Junior College cheerleaders and Apache Lady basketball team.

According to Freda Harder of the Koman Foundation, "Today's event is a kick-off event, a pep rally for the race for the cure. What we want to do is invite and involve little girls and help them be able to understand about body awareness and general aspects of becoming a woman, so we want to encourage them today to be involved in women's issues, and women's current events."

The girls will also take part in the "Race for the Cure," including decorating a port-o-let to show their support for the cause.