Tag Archives: Susan G. Komen

    • 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!
    • Join a Local Komen Race for the Cure

      This fall thousands of people just like you will be participating in a Komen Race for the Cure event in their local area. 2008 is the 25th Anniversary of the Komen Race for the Cure, which has had over 1 million participants since 2005.

      Since the event is so large, most have heard of the event, for for a quick summary: The Komen Race for the Cure Series raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease, according to the Komen.org website.

      Check out the list below, or the complete list at Komen.org, for an Komen Race for the Cure date near you. Note these are the dates for Fall 2008 only, so check the Komen.org website for future/past dates.

      Albany, NY Saturday, October 04, 2008
      Amarillo, TX Saturday, September 27, 2008
      Austin, TX Sunday, November 02, 2008
      Baltimore, MD Sunday, October 19, 2008
      Bangor, ME Sunday, September 21, 2008
      Birmingham, AL Saturday, October 11, 2008
      Boston, MA Sunday, September 07, 2008
      Charleston, SC Saturday, October 18, 2008
      Charlotte, NC Saturday, October 04, 2008
      Chattanooga, TN Sunday, September 28, 2008
      Chicago, IL Saturday, September 27, 2008
      Cincinnati, OH Sunday, September 14, 2008
      Cleveland, OH Saturday, September 13, 2008
      Coeur d Alene, ID Sunday, September 28, 2008
      Colorado Springs, CO Sunday, September 07, 2008
      Dallas, TX Saturday, October 18, 2008
      Denver, CO Sunday, October 05, 2008
      Des Moines, IA Saturday, October 25, 2008
      Evansville, IN Sunday, September 21, 2008
      Frankfurt, Sunday, September 28, 2008
      Fresno, CA Saturday, October 25, 2008
      Grand Rapids, MI Saturday, September 27, 2008
      Greenville, SC Saturday, September 27, 2008
      Hickory, NC Saturday, October 18, 2008
      Honolulu, HI Sunday, October 19, 2008
      Houston, TX Saturday, October 04, 200
      Jackson, NJ Sunday, October 05, 2008
      Jacksonville, FL Saturday, October 18, 2008
      Kingsport, TN Sunday, October 26, 2008
      Knoxville, TN Saturday, October 11, 2008
      Lexington, KY Saturday, September 27, 2008
      Little Rock, AR Saturday, October 11, 2008
      Louisville, KY Saturday, October 11, 2008
      Lubbock, TX Saturday, October 04, 2008
      Macon, GA Saturday, October 25, 2008
      Memphis, TN Saturday, October 25, 2008
      Miami, FL Saturday, October 18, 2008
      Milwaukee, WI Sunday, September 28, 2008
      Nashville, TN Saturday, October 04, 2008
      New Orleans, LA Sunday, October 19, 2008
      New York City, NY Sunday, September 14, 2008
      Oklahoma City, OK Saturday, October 04, 2008
      Omaha, NE Sunday, October 05, 2008
      Orange County, CA Sunday, September 28, 2008
      Orlando, FL Sunday, October 05, 2008
      Phoenix, AZ Sunday, October 12, 2008
      Portland, OR Sunday, September 21, 2008
      San Diego, CA Sunday, November 02, 2008
      San Francisco, CA Sunday, September 21, 2008
      San Juan, Sunday, September 28, 2008
      Scranton, PA Saturday, September 13, 2008
      Shreveport, LA Saturday, September 20, 2008
      St. Petersburg, FL Saturday, October 04, 2008
      Temecula Valley, CA Sunday, October 19, 2008
      Terre Haute, IN Saturday, October 04, 2008
      Texarkana, TX Saturday, October 18, 2008
      Thibodaux, LA Saturday, October 18, 2008
      Toledo, OH Sunday, September 28, 2008
      Tulsa, OK Saturday, September 20, 2008
      Tupelo, MS Saturday, October 25, 2008
      Vermillion, SD Sunday, September 28, 2008
      Virginia Beach, VA Saturday, October 18, 2008
      Wichita, KS Saturday, September 27, 2008
      Wichita Falls, TX Saturday, October 11, 2008

      For complete details on how you can participate, sponsor, or get involved with your local Komen Race for the Cure race, please visit the Komen.org website.

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