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2nd Annual ONE RUN | CSC North Texas 5K at Reverchon Park

30 Sep

Join in the 2012 One Run at Reverchon Park October 6th and help support those affected by ALL cancers. You can run, you can walk, you can stroll or skip, but whatever you do, cross the finish line! The Cancer Support Community of North Texas is having their 2nd Annual One Run about a month later than last year’s. Even at the Inaugural One Run there was an awesome turnout with live music, vendors, cancer survivors as well as supporters, so this year will be even greater!

Interested participants can join a team, start their own or run solo! Register online at oneruntx.org or click here. Runners can also register at Luke’s Locker on Mockingbird Lane or show up at the park the morning of the race at 7am to sign up. Click here for more information on registration and packet pickup. The 2nd Annual One Run includes a 1K walk, a 5K run along Katy Trail, a post-run party, family activities and Vocal Trash! Don’t let the name fool you though! The musical group is far from garbage! Banging on recycled metal items and unique pieces of equipment they come up with high energy music and sounds that will lift almost anyone’s spirits.

Cancer Support Community North Texas is the only affiliate of CSC (formerly known as Gilda’s Club) in the state of Texas, and offers support groups, educational seminars, workshops and social events to all those touched in some way by cancer. Stop by the club house one day in Oak Lawn area to see what’s going on or how you might volunteer!

Vocal Trash

As the One Run grows bigger and bigger gaining publicity and support, their main sponsor this year is Cancer Treatment Centers of America. You don’t have to be a cancer caregiver, survivor or even an expert runner, just support the fight against this highly despised disease. All cancer categories will be recognized so you can rock your colors also! Lace up those sneakers Saturday morning and we’ll see you at Reverchon Park bright and early!

Registration – 7:00am
1K Walk – 8:10am
5K Race – 8:30am
After Party – 8:45-11am

Those affected by ALL cancers unite at the ONE RUN

Reverchon Park | 3535 Maple Avenue, Dallas 75219

CSC North Texas ONE RUN | Inaugural Cancer Support Community 5K Run/ 1K Walk

23 Aug

September 10th 2011 marks an important day in history. It is the day that the Cancer Support Community North Texas (aka Gilda’s Club) has their Inaugural One Run! On Saturday 9/10, our unique North Texas community of cancer survivors, fighters and supporters will gather for a 5K Run/ 1K Walk and 100 Yard Children’s Dribble & Dash at Reverchon Park in Dallas. The ONE RUN unites all cancer diagnoses and survivors of cancer into one event. Teams and race participants of specific diagnosis will be identified during the race too. If you’d like to create your own team with family and friends you can do so as well. There are already some really cool teams signed up. To register for the ONE RUN, visit One Run Texas. It is $25 to register before Aug. 31st, and $35 after that or on the day of the race.

You can Walk or Run at the ONE RUN

I actually joined CSC North Texas just this year and am excited to be a part of such an event. I’ll most likely do the 5K Run, even if I’m walking at an upbeat pace, but there’s a 1K Celebration Walk for those who are interested. Other exciting activities will also take place. The Cancer Support Community North Texas (formerly Gilda’s Club) is the ONLY Texas affiliate of Cancer Support Community which is the largest international non-profit organization dedicated to providing support, education, hope and community to those affected by cancer. With support groups, workshops, networking groups, educational presentations and social events CSC North Texas is located right in the Oak Lawn area not far from downtown or uptown Dallas. The clubhouse is an awesome facility that hosts an assortment of activities from yoga, pilates and meditation, to painting, scrapbooking and drumming. It has a very warm at-home feel and a full-on library of books/videos too. The Collin County location is in Allen at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

I almost forgot to mention that Vocal Trash (one of CSC’s favorite groups) will also be performing at the ONE RUN and other family friendly activities are planned for that day.

Make your own T-shirts for the race- The feeling is mutual

Here’s a schedule of events:

7:00AM…………Race Day Registration
7:45AM…………Kids’ 100 Yd Dribble & Dash
8:10AM…………1K Celebration Walk
8:30AM…………5K Run/Walk
8:45-11AM………Celebration (Post-Race Party) & Entertainment by Vocal Trash

Be sure to register online at http://www.OneRunTexas.org, and keep in mind that if you do so before 8/31, you only pay a $25 registration fee. If you’d prefer to volunteer on the day of the race, you have that option as well. You’re also welcome to make donations to the Cancer Support Community North Texas. Registration starts at 7AM Saturday 9/10! See you then!

If you or someone you know has been affected by cancer in some way or another and are interested in receiving more information on the disease and/or a support system visit the Cancer Support Community North Texas website for more information. The have new member meetings just about every week.

Concerts for a Cause | Free Friday Concerts at Fairview

14 Jul

What if I told you there’s yet another spot to catch Free concerts on a weekly basis? Well there is! If you are anywhere near The Village at Fairview on Fridays swing by for a great cause. Their “Concerts for a Cause” is a summer series that will last until August 19th. Partnering with nonprofit organizations, Concerts for a Cause attendees are asked to donate a specific item each week. It’s quite similar to Jam to Give but in a whole different area. Here’s the lineup for the 2011 Concerts for a Cause taking place EVERY Friday evening at The Grand Commons Stage at the Village Fountain from 6:00 – 8:00pm.

(From Now Through August)

July 15
Performing Band/Artist: Brandon Wayne and the Bushcreek Band
Music Genre: Country
Non-Profit: Cancer Support Community North Texas
Donation Item: Snack Foods (Crackers, Granola bars, Cookies, Chips, etc.)

Jazz Saxophonist Joseph Vincelli

July 22
Performing Band/Artist: The Roof Raisers
Music Genre: Party/Dance
NonProfit: The Purple Balloon Foundation
Donation Item: New Children’s Toys

July 29
Performing Band/Artist: Joseph Vincelli (saxophonist)
Music Genre: Jazz
NonProfit: Circle Ten Council, Boy Scouts of America
Donation Item: TBD

August 5
Performing Band/Artist: Top
Music Genre: Party/Dance
NonProfit: The Samaritan Inn
Donation Item: Paper Goods

August 12
Performing Band/Artist: Buster Brown
Music Genre: Variety Band
NonProfit: Foundation for Lovejoy School
Donation Item: School Supplies

August 19
Performing Band/Artist: The Wonders
Music Genre: Variety Dance Band
NonProfit: Collin County Humane Society
Donation Item: Puppy food (Nutro Chicken & Rice or Purina Pro Plan)

Free Friday Summer Concerts at The Village at Fairview


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