A flood of pink is expected to hit the downtown Texarkana area this fall. That’s right – the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is returning to Texarkana and this year hopes to have the best turnout ever!
It’s the 21st anniversary of the iconic race taking place in Texarkana on Saturday, October 19th in downtown Texarkana. While the race has been in Texarkana for 21 years, this is the second year it will take place downtown.
Breast cancer survivors and their friends and family will participate, joining in an effort to support critical breast cancer research and initiatives. Proceeds will go toward community grants that provide breast health services like screening, diagnostics, and education.
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer. The organization’s series of walks and 5K runs aims to raise awareness of the breast cancer movement, celebrate survivors, and honors those who have lost their battle with breast cancer.
People of all ages and fitness levels are invited to participate and get involved. What started as 1 race with 800 people in 1983 has grown into over 151 races with nearly 895,000 people worldwide. The organization’s goal is to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026.
If you’re interested in attending the Race for the Cure, contact the organization’s local office for more information. You can reach them at 903-791-9585. You can also register online.