“No One Should Face Cancer Alone:”
Cancer Support Community North Texas Announces 5th Annual 5K “One Run”
Philanthropist & Cancer Survivor Sally Smith Mashburn and Whitney Wallace to Serve as Mother-Daughter Co-Chairs of Colorful Run
— On Saturday, September 26, 2015, walkers and runners from across the DFW area can support many cancers by participating in a single run – the 5th
Annual Cancer Support Community North Texas
(CSCNT) “One Run.” The colorful 5k run/walk, which this year will be co-chaired by Philanthropist and Cancer Survivor Sally Smith Mashburn and her daughter Whitney Wallace, aims to unite all cancer diagnoses as well as survivors and their caregivers, through a single, awe-inspiring display of color as race participants carry flags representing their personal cancer color.
“One Run is a colorful celebration of cancer support and survivorship,” says CSCNT CEO Mirchelle Louis, “and a break from the rollercoaster ride that is a cancer diagnosis. We believe that no one should face cancer alone, so our run is meant to create awareness for our free services and to show the power of social and emotional support within the North Texas community.”
“As a cancer survivor, I can say firsthand how vital it is to get social and emotional support from professionals and peers throughout the process,” says Sally Smith Mashburn, “I’m honored to chair this event with my daughter to put a spotlight on this important, incredible organization – Greater Dallas needs to know about CSCNT.”
The run, a public event supported by Cancer Treatment Centers of America and NBC-5, will begin at 7 a.m. at Reverchon Park. NBC-5 Anchor and Event Emcee Deanna Dewberry, who is also a three-time cancer survivor, will kick off the event with an inspirational ceremony representing the many kinds of cancers North Texans are living with today. The run/walk will follow, and a spirited celebration will take place post-race. All proceeds from the event 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 25th
. Opportunities to donate are also available on the website. Registration on September 26th
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 and Crisp Salad, and lively music from Signature Band. The event is followed by a lively 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.]]>