Dublin organization holds annual breast cancer walk virtually

Organizers behind the annual "3-Mile Walk for the Cure!" decided to hold a virtual walk instead.

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DUBLIN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The COVID-19 pandemic could not stop an annual breast cancer walk in Dublin. Organizers behind the annual “3-Mile Walk for the Cure!” decided to hold a virtual walk instead.

On Saturday, October 17th, event participants could walk three miles wherever they were that morning. Walkers then posted a photo to social media using the hashtag #dstdlac_breastcancerwalk. Walkers were encouraged to choose a safe location, maintain social distance and wear a mask.

The Dublin-Laurens Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. organized the 11th annual walk.

41NBC anchors Shelby Coates and Amanda Corna also took part in this event.


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Shelby Coates is an evening anchor/producer at 41NBC News. She anchors the 5, 5:30, and 6 evening newscasts. She also works behind the scenes producing the 5:00pm and managing newsroom assignments. She returns to 41NBC after working in Evansville, Indiana as the Morning/Noon Anchor and Executive Producer for WEVV. Shelby also spent time in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where she spent three years anchoring and producing the weekend morning newscasts at WSPA-TV. She also worked as a general assignment reporter, receiving several honors for her investigative and consumer reporting. Shelby has spent time working as a news anchor/reporter in Chattanooga, Tennessee; Macon, Georgia; and Abilene, Texas. Shelby is a native of Clarksville, Tennessee. She graduated from Abilene Christian University in Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and Mass Communication and a minor in sociology. Shelby has a passion for empowering local communities, church ministry, public speaking, strengthening women and mentoring young people.