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The Pink 5K Schedule and Race Guide

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This week is full of exciting events before The Pink 5K! Join us and invite your friends to Packet Pickup, Fiesta Universal, and on the day of the race – Saturday, May 9th. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
 

Schedule of Events

Now – Saturday, May 9th
  • Please invite your family, friends, co-workers to register for The Pink 5K by going to www.ThePink5K.com
  • Pick out a costume. There will be a costume contest at The Pink 5K! Awards will be given to the best team and individual. Watch our video for fun ideas!  Click here to watch.
  • Join the Facebook event page for more updates and information!  Click here to join.
  • Get social! Share your excitement and the news about The Pink 5K online with friends on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and more! Use the hashtags #ThePink5K and #iGoPink when sharing updates and videos. Download images and get more ideas from our Fundraiser Guide –  click here.
Thursday, May 7th 
  • 11am – 6pm – First day of Packet Pickup. Packet Pickup will be from 11am to 6pm at Luke’s Locker located in Market Street – The Woodlands. Packet will include t-shirt, bib number, and race day instructions. If you are not able to come to packet pick up or wish to register on site on race day, registration will open at 7:30am on May 9th at Rob Fleming Park.
  • 6 – 9pm – Fiesta Universal. After packet pickup, stop by the iGoPink booth at Fiesta Universal in Market Street! Learn more about the event by visiting the Montgomery County Hispanic Camber website here.
Friday, May 8th
  • 11am – 6pm – Second day of Packet Pickup at Luke’s Locker located in Market Street – The Woodlands.
  • 12pm - Online Registration Closes. On-site Registration will be available and will open at 7:30am on May 9th at Rob Fleming Park.
Saturday, May 9th – the day of The Pink 5K!!!
  • 7:30am – Registration Opens. On-site registration available! Race day tickets are $45 for adults, $20 for children, and free for children ages 2 and under. If you are not able to come to packet pick up or wish to register on site on race day, registration will open at 7:30am on at Rob Fleming Park in The Woodlands. Note: On-site registration is not guaranteed a t-shirt.
  • 8:15am – Welcome and Warm-up. Breast Cancer Charities of America will welcome participants to The Pink 5K and VillaSport will lead the 5 minute warm up before the race.
  • 8:30am – The Race begins! Participants will start the race in the following order: Pink 5K runners, next Pink 5K walkers, then 1 mile loop walkers, wheelchairs and strollers.
  • 9:30am – Award Presentation
  • Visit the iGoPink Store, Wine Women & Shoes Booth, and Sponsor Booths for fun activities and exciting giveaways!
Thank you for your support and joining us as we PRESS forward in the fight against breast cancer! To learn more about the event and get directions, please visit www.ThePink5K.com and join our Facebook page event here.
 
 

Map of The Pink 5K – Rob Fleming Park
Location: 6055 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX
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The Pink 5K Race Route

What’s the 5K route like? Get a sneak peek of the The Pink 5K race route before the day of the race, May 9th! Watch to see what it’s like to run/walk the 5K course through Rob Fleming Park in The Woodlands, Texas.
 
 

The Pink 5K – 1 Mile and 5K Routes
 
1 Mile: 1 mile participants will start in the opposite direction of 5 K runners/walkers. Participants will walk across the finish line in the same direction as the 5K participants.
5K: Runners/Walkers will start going towards Lake Paloma Drive. At the Air Now Water Station, make a U-Turn and run/walk the same path back.

 

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Pink 5K Sponsors

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa Recipe

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a delicious recipe from the Cancer Cutie Cookbook, Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa!

The Cancer Cutie Cookbook was written by Kathryn “Kat” Davis, a two time breast cancer survivor, certified nutritionist, health & wellness counselor and cancer coach. She lives in Southern California with her husband and two children.

Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

Serves 4
Prep time: 15 min, Cook time: 15 min

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Ingredients

4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 1/2 tablespoons virgin olive oil
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (1 good sized lime)
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Non-stick cooking spray

SALSA
1 cup chopped plum tomato (about 2)
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion (optional)
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice (1 small lime)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 Hass avocado, peeled and finely chopped

Preparation

1. To prepare chicken, combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; toss and let stand 3 minutes. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. (My aunt lets it marinate overnight)
2. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done.
3. To prepare salsa, combine tomato and next 4 ingredients (through pepper) in a medium bowl. Add avocado; stir gently to combine. Serve salsa over chicken, great with saffron rice or long grain rice.

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The Cancer Cutie Cookbook is available for purchase on Kat’s website or Amazon.com.
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The Pink 5k: One Week Away!

Time is running out to register for The Pink 5k which is coming back to The Woodlands next Saturday, May 9, 2015.

Registration is only $35 per adult and $20 for children for The Pink 5k, being held in Creekside Park. Registration can be completed at www.ThePink5k.com

“In honor of Mother’s Day next weekend, what better way to honor your mom…walking (or running) The Pink 5k!” said Erica Johnson, Founder and Executive Director of race beneficiary, The Breast Cancer Charities of America.

The Pink 5k run/walk race will start at 8:30am and the one mile loop, where wheelchairs, dogs and strollers are welcome, will start at 8:45am.

The Pink 5k is presented by Northside Alfa Romeo FIAT of The Woodlands. Additional event sponsors include, Luke’s Locker, Ventura EMS, Villa Sport, AirNow, SpeedPro Imaging, Green Bank, Waste Connections, Reviewit Magazine, LIVING, Brooklyn Bagel, CostCo, StateFarm Insurance-Caley Baillio, Community Impact, Tara Flannery Photography, 99.1 SUNNY, Stori Brie Photography, Erin Garcia Photography, Integrity Comfort Solutions and ConnexionW.

Proceeds from event goes to help The Breast Cancer Charities of America’s mission to eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening illness and to directly help women to prevent & survive breast cancer through their numerous program services.

Register now at www.ThePink5k.com or to find out more about The Breast Cancer Charities of America, visit their website: www.iGoPink.org

Best Costume Contest at The Pink 5K

Are you ready for The Pink 5K? The big day is almost here! We are getting excited and gearing up for the event this next Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Creekside Park in The Woodlands, Texas.

Remember to dress up! At the event, there will be a costume contest and the best dressed costume will be awarded to the best team and individual. Watch the video below for some great ideas on what you can wear on race day.

Time is running out – sign up today! Register at www.ThePink5k.com

Proceeds from event goes to help The Breast Cancer Charities of America’s mission to eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening illness and to directly help women to prevent & survive breast cancer through their numerous program services.

Can’t attend the event? We need your help! Make a donation at donate.thebreastcancercharities.org/donateigopink

Get the Facts about Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Charities of America’s central focus is to educate, empower and encourage women.

We stress the absolute necessity for women to become pro-active first: by engaging in preventative lifestyles, and second: by seeking to survive a diagnosis of breast cancer.

We’re Stronger Together!

Did you know?

  • Every 3 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • 1 in 8 women in their lifetime will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • Every 13 minutes a women loses her life to breast cancer.
  • A healthy diet and exercise can reduce the chance of breast cancer by 40%.
  • Proton therapy is less toxic than current procedures and non-invasive.
  • When caught early, breast cancer patients have a 98% survival rate.
  • Vitamin D is proving to be instrumental in reducing the risk for most cancers.
  • 8 out of 10 breast cancer diagnoses can be prevented.

Please remember self examinations! It can save your life.

What can you do?

  • Talk to your doctor
  • Exercise Regularly
  • Maintain a healthy diet
  • Join the fight!

Through the generosity of people like you, we can continue our program services that focus on Prevention, Research, Education, Survival, and Support.

To make a donation to Breast Cancer Charities of America, click here.

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A Pink 5K Exclusive Offer from Trina Turk

Thinking about registering for The Pink 5K? The Pink 5K will be held on Saturday, May 9th at Creekside Park in The Woodlands, Texas and is open to ALL ages!

If you sign up for the event, not only will your donation go to help women battling breast cancer and support The Breast Cancer Charities of America PRESS forward in the fight against breast cancer, but you will also have the chance to win a look by Trina Turk!

Trina Turk Contest for The Pink 5K Breast Cancer Charities of America The Woodlands Market Street

YES, you read right! If you register for The Pink 5K and purchase a ticket online at www.ThePink5K.com by May 8th, you will be entered to win. The winner will be able to select a look – one top and one bottom – of their choice at the Trina Turk boutique in Market Street, The Woodlands, Texas. If you are not familiar with Trina Turk, you should check out their New Arrivals and Activewear such as the Scallop Shell look featured in the image above.

So join together and make a difference by purchasing your ticket today at www.ThePink5K.com. Don’t forget to tell your family, friends, co-workers, and community and share the news about this special offer. We look forward to seeing you and your team on the day of the race!

Celebrate Earth Day with Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

Celebrate Earth Day with a delicious recipe from the Cancer Cutie Cookbook, Roasted Root Vegetable Soup!

The Cancer Cutie Cookbook was written by Kathryn “Kat” Davis, a two time breast cancer survivor, certified nutritionist, health & wellness counselor and cancer coach. She lives in Southern California with her husband and two children.

Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

Serves: 7
Prep time: 15 min, Cook time: 1 hour

Ingredients

3 Carrots, cut into 1in. pieces
1 Small butternut squash, peeled and seeded, cut into 1in. pieces
1 Small sweet potato, peeled and seeded and cut into 1in. pieces
1 Small zucchini, peeled and seeded and cut into 1in. pieces
1 Small sweet onion, peeled and cut into 1in. pieces (optional)
2 Tablespoons virgin olive oil
Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
5 Cups reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth, heated

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. On two foil-lined, rimmed baking sheets, combine the carrots, squash, zucchini, sweet potato, and onion. Drizzle with oil, and toss to coat, sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Roast for 40-50 minutes, tossing every 15 minutes, veggies need to be very tender and browned.
3. Transfer to a food processor and add 3 cups of heated broth, blend until smooth, adding more broth to get desired consistency. Top with crushed crackers or 1 inch chunks of sourdough bread and serve in bowls.

“This freezes well, I made a batch for my mom and froze ½ for her to re-heat later. She was on a liquid diet from having mouth sores from her chemo and radiation to her throat.” (Jennifer, Corona, CA)

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The Cancer Cutie Cookbook is available for purchase on Kat’s website or Amazon.com.

 

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How To Register For The Pink 5K

Run. Walk. Make a Difference!

The Pink 5K will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Creekside Park in The Woodlands, Texas. Join together with your friends and family to honor a survivor, support a current patient or join us in winning the fight against breast cancer! The race will be hosted by The Breast Cancer Charities of America and is open to ALL ages!

Learn how to register for The Pink 5K and purchase your tickets at www.ThePink5K.com! Watch this video to learn step-by-step how to register for The Pink 5K or One Mile Loop, purchase tickets for the May 9, 2015 event, join or create a team, claim and update your own personal fundraising page, and receive your receipt and tickets by email.

Interested in becoming a Pink 5K Sponsor? Click HERE for more information!

Race Day Schedule:
7:30 am – Registration opens*
8:30 am – 5K Walk/Run and 1 Mile Walk (strollers and wheelchairs welcome!) start times
11:00 am – It’s a wrap until next year!

*Packet Pickup from 11am to 6pm on Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8 at Luke’s Locker located in Market Street. Packet will include t-shirt, bib number, and race day instructions. If you are not able to come to packet pick up or wish to register on site on race day, registration will open at 7:30am on May 9th at Creekside Park. Note: On-site registration is not guaranteed a t-shirt.

Thank you so much for your support! We are looking forward to seeing you at The Pink 5K on May 9th!

Why Donate Your Tax Refund?

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How are you planning to spend this year’s tax refund? As you know, there are several ways you can spend your refund: a shopping spree, a new car, an expensive vacation… But before you rush to the mall or book that trip, read how you can instead use your refund to help others, make a difference, and plan to make deductions on next year’s tax return.

Help Others

Sharing even a portion of your refund with a charitable organization or cause that you are passionate about, such as The Breast Cancer Charities of America, will be helping others who truly need and will be directly impacted by your help.

By donating to The Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) you are helping support women battling breast cancer, supporting program services that focus on Prevention, Research, Education, Survival, and Support, and joining the fight to eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease.

Make a Difference

With your generosity – no matter how big or small – your donation to BCCA is making a difference! But, how exactly does your donation make a difference?

You are impacting the lives of breast cancer patients currently going through treatment and struggling financially to pay their growing pile of bills. The Help Now Fund, one of BCCA’s program services, provides emergency financial assistance for past due rent and utility bills to these women and is funded by people just like you.

Your donation of…
$30 can pay for the water bill for a woman going through breast cancer
$50 pays to keep the heat on and house warm during the cold winter months
$250 pays for an average past-due electric bill
$500 helps to pay for the rent of a patient going through breast cancer

You are also helping women to be educated, informed and empowered about preventing and surviving breast cancer!
$15 donation pays for a Feeling Beautiful Again tote and educational information to be sent to a patient going through breast cancer
$20 pays for the tools for 4 students in our iGoPink Educational Workshop Program
$1,000 underwrites the quarterly training of our iGoPink Ambassador Program and educational materials

…and much more
$10 donation can send $1,300 of medical goods/medicines to breast cancer patients through our medical missions program service
• Learn more about how we put your gifts to work through BCCA’s program servicesAdult EducationHelp Now FundFeeling Beautiful AgainUniversity EducationNon-Invasive Breast Cancer Research & EducationMedical MissionsCards of Hope

Tax Deductible

Not only are you helping others and making a difference, but did you know your donation is also tax deductible? You are able to deduct charitable contributions of money or property made to qualified organizations, such as BCCA, if you itemize your deductions.

Yes, the Breast Cancer Charities of America is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. A donation to BCCA can be made online at donate.thebreastcancercharities.org/donateigopink
To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep a copy of your receipt of your donation for your records. Once your online donation to BCCA is processed, we will send you an email with your donation receipt.

So… how will you be spending this year’s tax refund?

Donate now to The Breast Cancer Charities of America and you will help support women battling breast cancer, support program services that focus on Prevention, Research, Education, Survival, and Support, and join the fight to eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. Thank you for your support and generosity!

The Pink 5k: Early Bird Registration through March 31

Time is running out to get your Early-Bird Registration for The Pink 5k which is coming back to The Woodlands on Saturday, May 9, 2015.
Now through March 31, registration is only $30 per person and $20 for children for The Pink 5k, being held in Creekside Park. Registration can be completed at www.ThePink5k.com

“This years event is so unique as it’s on the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend” said Erica Tullis, Founder and Executive Director of race beneficiary, The Breast Cancer Charities of America. “What better way to kick off Mother’s Day weekend than by celebrating your mom and running or walking The Pink 5k!”

The Pink 5k run/walk race will start at 8:30am and the one mile loop, where wheelchairs, dogs and strollers are welcome, will start at 8:45am. Last year The Pink 5k was a sell out event and the team expects the same for 2015.

Additional event sponsors include, Luke’s Locker, Ventura EMS, Villa Sport, AirNow, SpeedPro Imaging, Green Bank, Waste Connections, Reviewit Magazine, LIVING, Brooklyn Bagel, CostCo, StateFarm Insurance-Caley Baillio, Community Impact, Tara Flannery Photography, 99.1 SUNNY, Stori Brie Photography, Erin Garcia Photography and ConnexionW.

Proceeds from event goes to help The Breast Cancer Charities of America’s mission to eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening illness and to directly help women to prevent & survive breast cancer through their numerous program services.

Sponsorship opportunities remain. For questions or to get involved with The Pink 5k, contact us at 936.231.8460 or Info@iGoPink.org