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    • Breast Cancer Awareness ~ Dallas/Fort Worth Area

      approximately 1.3 million people are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and despite our best efforts -- there is still no cure. Often times, when a loved is diagnosed with breast cancer family and friends feel very helpless but they will also do whatever they can to be of assistance and show their support. One way that folks honor survivors, remember those who have lost their battle to cancer, raise funds to help those affected by the disease and work toward a cure -- is by participating events designed to do one or all of those things. Here are just a few of the events we have going on here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

       

        

      Komen Dallas Race for the Cure -- North Park Center ~ October 15, 2011

      "The Komen Dallas Race for the Cure® is an annual 1K and 5K fundraising walk/run event held at NorthPark Center. It is a co-ed race and great fun for the entire family.  The Race is in its 29th year and is part of a national 5K series sponsored by Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The goal of the event is to raise funds, heighten awareness and educate people about breast health as well as to recognize and celebrate breast cancer survivorship.  The Race is the largest fundraising event for local breast cancer screening, treatment, education and research in Dallas County.  Last year our affiliate granted $1,912,000 into the immediate Dallas community for these vital services.  $679,829 was directed to cutting edge research at the national level." For more information visit www.komen-dallas.org 

      Pink Pride Brides -- Bridal Fashion for a Cause ~ October 18, 2011

      "Pink Pride Brides – Bridal Fashion for a Cause is a bridal fashion show which supports the fight against breast cancer. Brought to you by Hitched Events, and featuring Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses and accessories from Mockingbird Bridal Boutique, Pink Pride Brides is your chance to get a glimpse of the latest wedding fashions while enjoying an assortment of hors d’oeuvres and beer and wine. From sleek sophistication to delicate lace, the fashion show will have something for everyone! There will be a drawing for prizes from local wedding vendors, plus the first 100 brides to register will receive a goodie bag.

      The event fee is $10 (when registered in advance), and all proceeds benefit The Bridge Breast Network, a local not-for-profit organization that links uninsured and under insured women in North Texas with diagnostic and treatment services for breast cancer." (information via www.pinkpridebrides.org)

       
       
      Pink Sunday --  Komen Greater Fort Worth ~ October 23, 2011
       
       
      "Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has developed Pink Sunday in an effort to partner with local churches to educate congregations on breast health and breast cancer, and to raise awareness of the disease and the importance of early detection. This year, the Komen Greater Fort Worth Affiliate has designated October 23, 2011 as Pink Sunday. Pink Sunday is sponsored by The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. We invite local churches and other faith based organizations in our service area to join us in the fight against breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month by participating in Pink Sunday." For more information visit http://www.komengreaterfortworth.org/get-involved/pink-sunday/
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      Komen 3-Day for the Cure ~ November 4 - 6, 2011
       
      During this 3-day event, participants raise money by walking an astounding 60 miles! There is careful planning involved. Participant train for the event so they are prepared for the long journey, they receive fundraising support so they can make the most of all their efforts and they get to meet and interact with brave survivors, wonderful caregivers and other folks just wanting to help make a difference in the war of breast cancer. During their journey stories are shared, as well as laughter and tears. At camp the participants are treated to tents, warm showers, hot meals, entertainment, shopping and some well deserved relaxation. As they cross the finish line the participants will be amazed by those around them but also by their own personal strength as well. 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      These events and countless others like them going on around the country aim to wipe out breast cancer forever! While there still is no known cure and we don't know exactly what causes the disease -- each year treatment options improve and the survival rate increases with early detection. We encourage you to support these groups and others like them so one day no one will have to lose a loved one to cancer!

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