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Going gold for pediatric cancer awareness month

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WINTERVILLE, N.C. - Dozens of homes in eastern North Carolina are going gold as September is National Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.

Riley's Army, which is based in Pitt County, started a gold ribbon campaign where folks hang gold ribbons on their mailboxes.

The organization, dedicated to supporting families with childhood cancer patients, has already sold about 100 ribbons and they're popping up all over town.

“One of our children a couple years ago looked at us and said, I always see pink everywhere, don't people know about the children? And we promised him we would help paint it gold for children and childhood cancer,” said Riley's Army president, Kirk Philpot. “He passed away this year so we're fulfilling our promise.”

“We need to get the word out there,” said board member, Jean Adams. “It takes all of us working together to get this done."

To participate in the “Go Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness” ribbons put together by Winterville Flower Shop can be picked up at 692 Olive in Arlington Village or Hometown Harley Davidson in Winterville. The organization asks for a $10 donation.

Click here for more information and upcoming events with Riley's Army.

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