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.
"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)