Sunshine greets Anna’s Army Day


In a break from many past years, bright, warm sunshine greeted the 8th annual Anna’s Army Day held Friday in uptown Hillsboro. In this photo Abi Lykins (seated) and Anna Fleming (in pink shirt to the right of Lykins) lead the annual walk that is part of the event. Both Hillsboro girls have leukemia. Anna’s Army supporters wore orange T-shirts this year because that’s the color representing leukemia. Anna’s Army Day is held each year in honor of Anna Reno, who passed away in 2008 at the age of 8 after a long battle with cystic fibrosis. Anna’s mother, Andi Reno, said a portion of the money raised from the sell of all orange Anna’s Army shirts will go to Lykins and Fleming so Anna’s Army can help both cystic fibrosis and leukemia. Shirts will continue to be sold on Anna’s Army website and Facebook page. In another break from tradition, there was not a group balloon release this year. “But I would really appreciate it if you would send up your own prayers to all your loved ones,” Andi said. “I know time goes on and we all get extra busy, but we thank you very much for continuing to help us keep our community aware of the fight it takes to beat a devastating disease.”


In a break from many past years, bright, warm sunshine greeted the 8th annual Anna’s Army Day held Friday in uptown Hillsboro. In this photo Abi Lykins (seated) and Anna Fleming (in pink shirt to the right of Lykins) lead the annual walk that is part of the event. Both Hillsboro girls have leukemia. Anna’s Army supporters wore orange T-shirts this year because that’s the color representing leukemia. Anna’s Army Day is held each year in honor of Anna Reno, who passed away in 2008 at the age of 8 after a long battle with cystic fibrosis. Anna’s mother, Andi Reno, said a portion of the money raised from the sell of all orange Anna’s Army shirts will go to Lykins and Fleming so Anna’s Army can help both cystic fibrosis and leukemia. Shirts will continue to be sold on Anna’s Army website and Facebook page. In another break from tradition, there was not a group balloon release this year. “But I would really appreciate it if you would send up your own prayers to all your loved ones,” Andi said. “I know time goes on and we all get extra busy, but we thank you very much for continuing to help us keep our community aware of the fight it takes to beat a devastating disease.”

In a break from many past years, bright, warm sunshine greeted the 8th annual Anna’s Army Day held Friday in uptown Hillsboro. In this photo Abi Lykins (seated) and Anna Fleming (in pink shirt to the right of Lykins) lead the annual walk that is part of the event. Both Hillsboro girls have leukemia. Anna’s Army supporters wore orange T-shirts this year because that’s the color representing leukemia. Anna’s Army Day is held each year in honor of Anna Reno, who passed away in 2008 at the age of 8 after a long battle with cystic fibrosis. Anna’s mother, Andi Reno, said a portion of the money raised from the sell of all orange Anna’s Army shirts will go to Lykins and Fleming so Anna’s Army can help both cystic fibrosis and leukemia. Shirts will continue to be sold on Anna’s Army website and Facebook page. In another break from tradition, there was not a group balloon release this year. “But I would really appreciate it if you would send up your own prayers to all your loved ones,” Andi said. “I know time goes on and we all get extra busy, but we thank you very much for continuing to help us keep our community aware of the fight it takes to beat a devastating disease.”
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_Anns-Army-pic.jpgIn a break from many past years, bright, warm sunshine greeted the 8th annual Anna’s Army Day held Friday in uptown Hillsboro. In this photo Abi Lykins (seated) and Anna Fleming (in pink shirt to the right of Lykins) lead the annual walk that is part of the event. Both Hillsboro girls have leukemia. Anna’s Army supporters wore orange T-shirts this year because that’s the color representing leukemia. Anna’s Army Day is held each year in honor of Anna Reno, who passed away in 2008 at the age of 8 after a long battle with cystic fibrosis. Anna’s mother, Andi Reno, said a portion of the money raised from the sell of all orange Anna’s Army shirts will go to Lykins and Fleming so Anna’s Army can help both cystic fibrosis and leukemia. Shirts will continue to be sold on Anna’s Army website and Facebook page. In another break from tradition, there was not a group balloon release this year. “But I would really appreciate it if you would send up your own prayers to all your loved ones,” Andi said. “I know time goes on and we all get extra busy, but we thank you very much for continuing to help us keep our community aware of the fight it takes to beat a devastating disease.”
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