As is evident from all the pink everywhere at this time of year, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

There are a lot of local events being held to raise money, and raise awareness of the disease, and this week the High Point Public Library announced that it will host a walk for breast cancer at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the library.

That will be followed by a breast cancer workshop at 11 a.m.

The short walk will take less than 30 minutes and will be followed by a photo opportunity with the High Point Fire Department’s “Pink Cares” Firetruck at 10:30 a.m.

Event organizers are encouraging walkers and everyone else to attend the free workshop, which will be led by Breast Cancer Navigator Kim Lookabill, RN, BSN and OCN of Hayworth Cancer Center Urgent Care.

This event will also include inspiring stories and testimony from cancer survivors.

There will also be door prizes and light refreshments.

The High Point Public Library, at 901 N. Main St., is a department of the City of High Point that does a whole lot more than let you check out books.  It holds a large number of events on a regular basis, including a farmers market, talks by best-selling authors and even classes on how to grow vegetables well into the winter months.

The library’s stated mission is “nurturing the joy of reading, sharing the power of knowledge, strengthening the sense of community and enhancing economic and cultural vitality.”

Those who have questions regarding the breast cancer awareness walk or workshop can contact Maxine Days at 336-883-3646 or via email at