Komen Texarkana Race For The Cure Weekend Events
The 2015 Susan G. Komen Texarkana Race For The Cure events are this weekend. Party in the Pink dinner is Friday, October 16, and the Race for the Cure is Saturday, October 17.
The Race will be held at the Four States Fairgrounds and Bobby Ferguson Park. The Survivor Breakfast is at 7AM and the Race starts at 9AM.
Why Your Support is Needed
Every step counts. Your donation provides women and men in the Komen Texarkana affiliate with services that have saved lives. You help make the following programs possible:
- Free mammograms and diagnostics
- Medical treatment for qualified breast cancer patients who cannot afford care, including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation
- Support services including support groups, assistance with finding financial resources, prescription refills and transportation to medical appointments
- Education about the warning signs of breast cancer, methods of early detection and the latest treatment options
- Cutting edge research to find a cure for breast cancer
Up to 75 percent of net proceeds are used for local programs like those listed above, with 25 percent used to fund breast cancer research.
You can still sign up at the Sullivan Performing Arts Center on Summerhill Road this week: Thursday, October 15 from 11AM - 6PM and Friday, October 16 from 9AM - 1PM. You can register onsite or pick up your packets if you have already registered.
The race has been taking place for 17 years in Texarkana and has been instrumental in helping to save lives in our area. More than $3.6 million in local grants for breast health education and breast cancer screening having been awarded by the Texarkana organization since 1999.
Prior to the Race is the Friday night Party in Pink dinner (formerly the Pasta Party) from 7-10PM at the Four States Fairgrounds in the Oasis. Dinner is Fiesta style catered by Tamolly’s Mexican Kitchen. Tickets are $50 each and will be available at the door. There will also be a silent auction and live music with 2 Pianos - Paul Whitt and Josh Lawrence as well as The SoulTones. During the evening everyone will also have an opportunity to vote for their favorite T-shirt design as submitted by the local Race teams. During the evening everyone will also have an opportunity to vote for their favorite T-shirt design as submitted by the local race teams.
Molly Quinn, local resident and actor on ABC's Castle, will be at Party In Pink on Friday. Tickets are available by calling 903-791-9585