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    United Way's True Color Run: Why You Want In on This Event!

    On September 17, 2016, the United Way of West Central Mississippi will host its annual "True Color Run." As a local, nonprofit organization, West Central Mississippi's United Way dedicates its efforts to improving the surrounding community through education, income and health initiatives. Here are four reasons why you and your crew want in on this year's campaign kickoff event:

    Two Words: Color Run
    Everyone loves a chance to paint the town red (or blue, or green, or purple). A color run grants you an opportunity to do just that. You will stride through the outlined route as vibrant colors fill the air and be showered in a beautiful array of paints. Runners love becoming human canvasses – you will be your own personal masterpiece by the finish line!

    Vicksburg Community Involvement – Give Back
    Yes, the colors are pretty; but it's important to know that the True Color Run's paints actually have a purpose. Every United Way agency chose a specific color to symbolize their philanthropic mission. Blue represents safe housing for the area's children. Purple indicates assistance for victims of domestic violence. Lime green signifies counseling services for families. As you run through each color, you will know that you are supporting education, health and financial stability throughout your community. Best of all, the school that registers the biggest team for this year's run will earn a cash prize that goes toward improving their school library. It's a perfect way to get some fresh September air and support positive programming in the area.

    Take in the Sights of Downtown Vicksburg
    Not only is this event a great way to give back, it's always a great way to take in the sights of Vicksburg. The downtown area is especially lovely during this time of year. When running (or walking) the 2.45 mile course, participants will get a glimpse of everything this unique district has to offer.

    Two More Words: After Party
    United Way will host an after party at the Vicksburg Farmers' Market lot. Here, runners and spectators alike will have a chance to enjoy live music and celebrate being part of such a good cause.

    Lady Luck Casino® Vicksburg – A sponsor of the True Color Run!
    At Lady Luck®, we make Vicksburg community involvement a top priority. Our local charitable giving and volunteer program, Community Aces™, proudly serves a wide range of area organizations, including the American Red Cross, Haven House, AmeriCorps and many, many more. In 2012 alone, our Community Aces dedicated 835 hours of their time to enhance and improve our surrounding neighborhoods. As a sponsor of United Way’s 2016 True Color Run, we proudly support it and encourage you to register today by visiting unitedwayvicksburg.org/run. Have fun, everyone!
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