On Saturday, September 24, 2016, walkers and runners from across the DFW area will celebrate survivors of all cancer diagnoses and their families at a colorful 1K Walk, 5K Run called One Run. The event aims to unite all cancer diagnoses, as well as survivors and their caregivers, through a single, awe-inspiring display of color as race participants represent their personal cancer color. The event will be followed by a party in Reverchon Park featuring live music, dancing, free food and drinks, and lots of family-friendly activities.
The 6th annual One Run will benefit Cancer Support Community North Texas (CSCNT) and will be co-chaired by Andrews Kurth attorneys and long-time supporters Chrissy Williford and Crystal Jamison Woods. Honorary chairs will be Kidd Kraddick Morning Show’s Big Al Mack and Former NBC-5 Anchor Deanna Dewberry, who is also a three-time cancer survivor.
“Every year, thousands of people are diagnosed with cancer—and even more are surviving,” says CSCNT CEO Mirchelle Louis. “One Run reminds us to celebrate survivorship and the vital role social and emotional cancer support plays in so many lives. We are committed to ensuring no one in North Texas faces cancer alone.”
One Run is a public event supported by Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Andrews Kurth and media sponsors 106.1 KISS-FM, Kidd Kraddick Morning Show and NBC-5. The event will feature an inspirational flag display representing the various cancer diagnoses North Texans are living with today. The run/walk will follow, and a spirited celebration will take place post-race. All proceeds go toward the free support programs CSCNT provides from networking and support groups to yoga and meditation workshops to children’s programs and educational presentations.
One Run registration is available at OneRunTexas.org through September 23. Opportunities to donate are also available on the website. Registration on September 24 begins on site at 7 a.m., followed by the walk at 8 a.m. and the run at 8:30 a.m. Free food and entertainment in the park follow, featuring goodies from vendors such as In-N-Out Burger, Torchy’s Tacos and Crisp Salad, and lively music from the band Party Machine. The event is followed by an after-party at the Katy Trail Ice House. For parking and detailed information, visit OneRunTexas.org.
About Cancer Support Community North Texas
Cancer Support Community North Texas (CSCNT) is affiliated with the national Cancer Support Community organization, the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, and is dedicated to helping ensure no one faces cancer alone. Completely free of charge and a nonprofit, CSCNT is a place where people with cancer as well as their families and friends are learning to live with cancer and thrive beyond it through education, psychological support, networking, children’s programs, workshops and other cancer-centered resources. Backed by evidence that the best and most effective cancer care includes social and emotional support, the community serves as a lifeline for strength, hope, encouragement, and guidance. The effects are often life-changing. For more information, visit CancerSupportTexas.org.