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Be The Match Walk Run DFW 5K 2013

27 Feb

You can Run. You can Walk. But you can’t hide…especially in a lime green Be The Match Walk+Run t-shirt! btm runMost importantly you CAN help fight blood cancer. Every four minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukemia or lymphoma, and many times the only only hope for a cure is a marrow transplant. How else do you think Robin Roberts was able to get back in her seat on GMA? Many people are afraid of the thought of this – donating bone marrow. While it seems daunting the process is not as bad as it seems. However, this post isn’t about recruiting for donors (although you should seriously consider), but focuses on another way everyone (even the “less brave”) can help support the fight.robin-roberts_abc-gma_240x340_76 The DFW Be The Match Walk Run will be Saturday, March 2nd, at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. This time the horses won’t be the ones racing, but runners, survivors, caregivers, friends and supporters will “saddle up” in hoodies and headbands as their most comfy Nikes hit the pavement for 3.5 miles. The 5K race will commence at 9:00am, while the 1K starts just 5 minutes after.

Gather your teams, customized t-shirts, jogging tights and head to the race tracks the 2013 Be The Match 5K Run. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Then pick up your packets early on Friday at Sports Authority in Irving.

Whether you’re running in honor of a loved one, running with a corporate team or supporting a family member/friend that is presently in their fight with a blood cancer the Be The Match DFW race is right where you need to on Saturday, March 2nd! Take some time after the race to visit the Be The Match Connect Area where you can leave messages of hope for patients or add special photos and mementos to the Messages of Hope banner.small_Event_Map

Schedule of Events

7:30am – Event Village Opens

8:45am – Tot Trot

9:00am – 5K Starts

9:05am – 1K Starts

Be sure to Stop by the event village and sign the Messages of Hope banner! At the end of the DFW event, the banner will tour marrow transplant centers and registry drive events. Sign up to Be The Match for someone left with one more chance at life, or be the one to spread the word and make a difference. The 2013 BTM Walk+Run is just one way to say you care and help in fundraising and remembering loved ones. Join a community of fighters March 2nd at Grand Prairie Lone Star Park. See you at the racetrack!


Lone Star Park | 1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75050

*Take a couple of minutes to also check out the official Be The Match Blog and learn more not only about BTM, but also the many lives this movement affects!

DFW Fireworks 2012 | The Best 4th of July Events in Dallas Ft Worth

26 Jun

Rice Krispy cereal isn’t the only thing that can Snap, Crackle and Pop! Watch as the DFW skies light up July 3rd through July 4th all across the metroplex. Various cities will be celebrating Independence Day with heart pumping fireworks shows. Just the thought of it might give you an adrenaline rush. Last year we had some issues with the dry land and risk of grass fires which prevented certain counties from having their annual show. This year we want to hone in on the best of the best. Check out some of the biggest Fireworks shows in Dallas and surrounding cities. (We’ve listed our favorites below)

Apart from the country gaining their freedom, it’s one of the best things about the July 4th holiday and one attraction most of us look forward to. Surrounding the fireworks shows are festivals and day-long events. With the 4th of July being smack dab in the middle of the week this year, pay attention to some of the 2012 dates for these DFW Independence Day events. Let the skies light up and the festivities begin!

Addison Air Show featured at Kaboom Town!

Kaboom Town! Addison
Date: Tuesday, July 3rd
Time: 5:00pm to Midnight
Location: Addison Circle Park
Fireworks Showtime: After Dusk

Addison’s Kaboom Town! has been nationally recognized for its fireworks display. Enjoy 30 minutes of choreographed fireworks to patriotic music along with live entertainment taking place throughout the evening on the Dos Equis Stage. There is also an Air Show set to amaze onlookers from the large Addison park below. After the #3 fireworks show in America is done, families can stick around for the after party featuring a performance by Emerald City. Expect great food, fun and an energetic atmosphere!

Fair Park Fourth
Date: Wednesday, July 4
Event Time: 4:30pm – 10:00pm
Location: Dallas Fair Park – 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd, Dallas 75210
Fireworks Showtime: 9:30pm

Fair Park Dallas hosts an Independence Day festival with family friendly activities and eye popping fireworks. Fair Park Fourth is FREE to the public with reduced admission to the area’s museums between 4:30 and 7:30pm. The Dallas Wind Symphony will give a performance at 8pm in front of the Hall of State.Stadium seating, swan boats and concessions will all be available at the 2012 Fair Park Fourth, which ends at 10pm.

Lone Star Park – Lone Stars & Stripes Celebration
Date: Wednesday, July 4
Time: First Live Race at 5pm, Gates open at 3pm
Location: Lone Star Park –
Fireworks Showtime: After Dusk

Fun 4th of July activities paired with live Thoroughbred racing make up the annual Lone Stars & Stripes celebration which takes place in Grand Prairie’s Lone Star Park. The kids will love jumping around in bounce houses, going on pony rides, visiting the petting zoo, meeting clowns and other games. Adults and children alike can watch fast races right on the track and then witness a dazzling 20-minute fireworks display to music. Between 6 and 11pm Incognito will provide live music on the Courtyard Champions Stage.

Arlington Highlands 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza
Date: Wednesday, July 4th
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Arlington Highlands
Fireworks Showtime: 9:30pm

The Independence Day Celebration taking place at Arlington Highlands includes live music from The Chant Band, free sno cones and fireworks. The first 3,000 people get a complimentary sno cone from 7 to 9pm, and after that each sno cone will cost $1. Fireworks viewing for attendees is recommended by Dave & Busters.

Lake Grapevine Fireworks Extravaganza
Date: Wednesday, July 4th
Location: Lake Grapevine
Fireworks Showtime: 9:30pm

The 30th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza at Lake Grapevine will be on July 4th. Viewers can grab a post along the lake before they shut down Fairway Drive at 9pm thirty minutes before the 9:30 fireworks show. Most lakeside viewing locations are free. However, some parks might charge a minimal admission fee. Several spots can be found throughout Grapevine as the city celebrates the 4th of July.

Irving – Patriotic Parade and Fireworks
Date: Wednesday, July 4
Time: 9:00am
Location: Intersection of Las Colinas Blvd and Lake Carolyn Pkwy
Fireworks Showtime: After Dusk

The City of Irving’s 4th of July parade begins at 9:00am downtown. It will loop around Irving Boulevard beginning at Sowers Road, and then end with a free celebration featuring watermelon and a live concert held in Heritage Park (217 Main Street). Event parking can be found at Irving Convention Center for $5. The fireworks spectacle will commence after dusk.

Lone Star Park, Grand Prairie

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