For Immediate Release
Melissa Flynn | 843.817.7653
DALLAS, TX (August 8, 2017) — On Saturday, September 23, 2017, walkers and runners from across the DFW area can support many cancers by participating in a single run – the 7th Annual Cancer Support Community North Texas (CSCNT) “One Run.” The colorful 5K run/walk, which will be co-chaired by local attorneys and long-time supporters Chrissy Williford and Sheria Smith, aims to unite all cancer diagnoses as well as survivors and their caregivers, through a single, awe-inspiring display of color as racers represent their personal cancer color.
Honorary chair will be Kidd Kraddick Morning Show’s Big Al Mack.
“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.”
The run, a public event supported by Andrews Kurth, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, RHV Foundation, Southwest Diagnostics, and media sponsors 106.1 KISS-FM, Kidd Kraddick Morning Show and NBC-5, will begin at 7 a.m. at Reverchon Park. The event will feature an inspirational flag display representing the various cancer diagnoses North Texans are living with today. The run/walk will follow. All proceeds go toward the free support programs CSCNT provides.
Registration is available at OneRunTexas.org through September 22. Opportunities to donate are also available on the website. Onsite registration on September 23 begins 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.
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 and their families 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.