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Wednesday marks the second annual Wear It Pink Day.

The national campaign tries to encourage people to wear anything pink coloured and to sign up for a weekend walk to end women’s’ cancers. This year’s walk will take place on Aug. 13 and 14. Participants can choose to walk either 60 kilometres over the two-day period or 32 kilometres over one day.

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The walk will happen in different Canadian cities, including Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.

Kathryn Baverstock is a local Fort St. John resident who will be participating in the walk in Vancouver.

The walk is very important to Baverstock since her mother died several years ago from breast cancer.

She says she will be out on Wednesday trying to raise awareness for the walk and will be encouraging residents to sign up.

She says that even the owner of Patch Java is on board and for every customer that goes in wearing something pink, he will donate 10 per cent the person’s purchase to the cause.

All the money raised from the walk in Vancouver goes directly to the BC Cancer Foundation.

For more information on the walk and Wear It Pink Day, click here.

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