Mother’s Day Weekend: Run/Walk The Pink 5K in The Woodlands

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The Pink 5K, presented by Northside Imports – FIAT – Alfa Romeo – Maserati, will take place this Saturday, May 7 at Rob Fleming Park in Creekside, The Woodlands.  With over 850 individuals currently registered, a few spots remain open until the event is sold out.

Online registration will be open until 12 pm on Friday, May 6 and onsite registration available on Saturday morning starting at 7:30am (pending availability). Online registration provides each runner with the official “The Pink 5K” hot pink t-shirt to wear on race day, bib number, and a customized medal for finishing the race!

All of this would not be possible without The Pink 5K official sponsors: Luke’s Locker, Christian Brothers Automotive, Stephens & Gatewood Dentistry, Insperity, The Houston Fertility Clinic,  Kendra Pratt Orthodontics, Waste Connections Inc., Air Now Services, Inc., SpeedPro Imaging, JStacy Photography, Tara Flannery, Massage Heights – Panther Creek, Avanti Senior Living, The Mansions Great Estates, Urgent Clinics Medical Care, Home Depot, H-E-B, Kendra Scott, The Woodlands Lifestyles & Homes, PKWY Magazine, PR Luxury Media/ reviewit.FLair.Vida Social Magazines, KSTAR Country Radio, Woodlands Monocle, The Woodlands Journal, Hello Woodlands, Woodlands Online, Chick-fil-A, Blue Mug Café, Brooklyn Café, Mi Cocina, and Grimaldi’s Pizzeria.

Register online at ThePink5K.com individually or as a team. This is a family friendly fun run and walk to raise money for The Breast Cancer Charities of America’s programs.  Register now at ThePink5K.com to get in on the fun and honor the women in your life!



The Breast Cancer Charities of America Announces Partnership with Run Like A Diva

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The Breast Cancer Charities of America, Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, is proud to announce partnership with Continental Event & Sports Management Group, LLC and their Divas® Half Marathon & 5K series.

The Divas® Series travels to some of the best vacation destinations in the country to empower women while having fun and doing good.  Coming up on April 24, 2016 The Divas® Series will be painting the town pink in Galveston. The race series is all about girl power and glam, and you can find women in tutus, crowns, and sipping bubbly at each race.

“We are very honored and excited about partnering with BCCA on a national basis,” says Robert Pozo, President and CEO of Continental Event & Sports Management. “We believe that BCCA is truly the premiere women’s charity in the U.S. With their presence in so many hospitals, we feel that regardless of what event a participant completes or where they actually come from, there is always a BCCA presence in proximity.”

The Breast Cancer Charities of America is the official charity partner of the Divas® Series. The non-profit organization, whose mission is to educate and empower women, will give out awards at each race to the top individual and team fundraisers.

“The Divas® Half Marathon & 5k series is such a wonderful opportunity for BCCA to educate and empower women about what they can do to prevent and survive breast cancer,” said Erica Johnson, Founder and Executive Director of The Breast Cancer Charities of America.  “The Divas® Series is a fantastic, fun and empowering day that couldn’t be a better partner.”

Nine races remain in the 2016 calendar year for the Divas® Series ranging from coast to coast.  To learn more or register for the race, visit www.runlikeadiva.com.

 

 

About The Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series:

The Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series is a group of female-inspired events throughout the United States consisting of a two-day Health & Fitness Boutique, a 5K road race and a half marathon event. Each of the Divas® Half Marathon & 5K events also consists of other activities geared toward women including a boa & tiara station, “bubbly” toast at the finish and fun entertainment along the course. Now in its seventh year, the race series received the highly coveted SportsTravel Award for Best Amateur Series or Circuit in 2012 and 2013. Event locations throughout the US include Galveston, TX, North Myrtle Beach, SC, Branson, MO, San Francisco Bay, CA, Peachtree City, GA, DC’s Wine Country, VA, Long Island, NY, San Juan, PR, St. Augustine Beach, FL and Temecula, CA.  For more information visit: www.runlikadiva.com.

About Continental Event and Sports Management Group, LLC:

Continental Event and Sports Management Group, LLC is a company formed to produce world-class running events. Robert and Gaby Pozo, founders and managers of Continental, have over 17 years of experience in the race production industry providing unparalleled events to participants and their host communities.  Robert, one of the founders of the ING Miami Marathon, also held the position of Race Director since its inception in 2003 until 2007. He has also served as Executive Race Director of the ING Georgia Marathon, the Chicago Half Marathon and the 13.1 Marathon Series.  Prior to joining Continental, Gaby served as the COO of US Road Sports and along with Robert, founded the ING Miami Marathon and served as its Race Director from 2008-2009.  In that capacity, she managed their overall national operations and oversaw all events nationwide including the ING Miami Marathon, Publix Georgia Marathon and Chicago Half Marathon.  With national events comprising of the Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series and the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon, Continental Event & Sports Management Group, LLC is one of the premiere sports management companies in the United States.



The Pink 5k Returns to The Woodlands

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The Pink 5k is returning to The Woodlands on Saturday, May 7, 2016 in Creekside Park, for the third consecutive year, benefitting The Breast Cancer Charities of America.  Presented by Northside Imports- FIAT- Alfa Romeo- Maserati, The Pink 5k sold out in 2015 and expects to be another sell out in 2016 with over 1,000 walkers and runners on Mother’s Day weekend.

“We are excited to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with the community by honoring moms and women everywhere through The Pink 5k!” said Erica Johnson, Founder and Executive Director of The Breast Cancer Charities of America.  “What better way to honor the women in your life than walking to win the fight against breast cancer.”

The race is open to all ages (including children, dogs and even strollers).  Awards will be given to all participants as well as special awards for top fundraising teams and individuals.

Early Bird Registration is open now at www.ThePink5k.com  for only $30 until March 31.

Proceeds from The Pink 5k will go to help the charity’s mission to eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening illness and to directly help women to prevent & survive breast cancer through their program services.

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

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Become an iGoPink Fundraiser | Give the Gift of Charity

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How do I raise funds for iGoPink/The Breast Cancer Charities of America?

Thank you so much for helping BCCA raise funds to continue our program services and help patients with breast cancer!

You have the opportunity to create a team or raise funds individually to support patients with breast cancer. To get started raising funds online, we have shared tips on how to get the ball rolling and spread the news about your campaign. We are THRILLED that you have chosen to show your support and we will be here every step of the way to cheer you on!

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Getting Started Tips

 

1. Set Up Your Fundraising Page

It’s easy to get started and set up your personal or team fundraising page!

 

2. Personalize Your Fundraising Page

Let’s get personal! Update your online fundraising page to make it your own, to honor a friend or family member, and so that your page is easily recognizable to people that know you and your cause. You can add your own text, pictures, or even video!

Remember, potential donors will be interested in your cause, but they are primarily interested in YOU. Make sure you tell them why you are getting involved, what your connection is to iGoPink/BCCA, and how their donation will help support women with breast cancer – it doesn’t have to be long!

 

3. Self Donate To Your Page

Make a Donation to your OWN Page. Why? Friends, family and page visitors are more likely to donate to your page when they see that someone has already contributed. Donating some of your own money also demonstrates to potential campaign supporters that your are serious about helping the cause.

 

4. Update your Facebook profile to show your support!

Share your campaign with your friends, family and followers on Facebook! Simply choose the image or images you like, save the photo, and update your Facebook profile photos.

Idea: Take a group photo with your team, make and snap a picture of a homemade sign asking for support, create a photo collage of why YOU are raising funds for breast cancer, and so much more.

 

4. Share on Social

Now that you have updated your Facebook page photos, now it’s time to get social! Start fundraising through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and your other social media accounts with these tips:

  • Share the news. Post an update that you are fundraising to support women with breast cancer! Be sure to share your fundraising page URL, explain why you are supporting the cause, share inspiring stories, and encourage your family and friends to donate.
  • Create a Facebook Event. Setup your own Facebook event page, invite your friends, and post updates on your progress! Learn how to create your own Facebook event by clicking here.
  • Tag Your Friends and Donors. Start on Facebook by tagging those that have already donated and thanking them for their donations. When you tag someone your post gets shared in your activity feed and the other person’s activity feed too. This also sets the frame that people are already donating to your page!
  • Set Goals. $200 by one week, $400 by two weeks, etc. Use your social media accounts to update followers on your progress towards each goal and ask for people to help you get over the next hurdle.
  • Consider Gifts. Offer your own gifts to friends and family who helped you reach your goal. Or provide a raffle or prizes for certain giving levels. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant, just a token of your appreciation.

 

5. Individually Email 5-10 Closest To You

Ask family and friends for donations! Getting your “inner circle” to donate to your page will help you build up some momentum. It’s also good to start with the people you are most comfortable with. Don’t have their email? Send them a text!

Sample Email Fundraising Strategy:

  • Day 1 Email #1: Send 5-10 very close contacts (family and your closest friend or two).
  • Day 2 Email #2: Send to 10-15 close contacts (your entire circle of good friends).
  • Day 3 Email #3: Send to as many other contacts you feel comfortable sending a message to (co-workers, friends, friends of friends, distant relatives, your address book, etc.).

 

Thank you so much again for becoming an iGoPink Fundraiser! Remember to have fun and know that your all of your hard work is going to help support women battling breast cancer. Through the generosity of people like you, we can PRESS forward in the fight against breast cancer and continue our program services that focus on Prevention, Research, Education, Survival, and Support. Happy fundraising!



Giving Back On #GivingTuesday

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What is #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.

How can you get involved?

1. Share your #UNSelfie

Show your support for #Giving Tuesday by sharing an #UNSelfie! Take a photo, tag it with #unselfie #givingtuesday, and upload to your Instagram, Twitter or Facebook from now until December 2nd.

You can save and print the image here, write why you support BCCA in the blank space, and then take your #UNSelfie with the sign to show your support for The Breast Cancer Charities of America when you take your photo!

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2. Give the Gift of LOVE

Show a family member, breast cancer survivor or loved one that you care by making a donation in their honor. You can even send them a personalized #GivingTuesday eCard and honor them with your donation! Make a donation
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3. Give the Gift of HOPE

Give a breast cancer patient hope! Help us send a beauty basket and support them financially to keep the electricity on and roof over their heads during the cold winter months.

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4. Give the Gift of CHEER

Spread CHEER this year by sending your family and friends iGoPink cards to say Merry Christmas and spread awareness!

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TODAY ONLY (on 11/30) receive 15 FREE Christmas Cards with a donation of $19.99 [Regular price $49.99]. Donate here

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5. Give the Gift of CHARITY

Join together as a family and give a gift that keeps on giving! Skip the socks, candy, and ugly sweater. Help a breast cancer patient instead!

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6. Give the Gift of TIME

Spread breast cancer awareness, facts, and knowledge by becoming an iGoPink Volunteer or Ambassador!

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Thank you for sharing your gifts this holiday season and helping the Breast Cancer Charities of America make a difference! Through the generosity of people like you, we can continue our program services that focus on Prevention, Resources, Education, Survival, and Support.

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7 Ways To Get Involved For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Go PINK during the month of October! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we need YOUR help to spread awareness, educate others, and make a difference in women’s lives who are currently battling breast cancer.

Share the news! Help us spread awareness about Breast Cancer.

1. Update your Facebook Profile Picture

Spread awareness about Breast Cancer Awareness month (BCAM) by sharing your support on Facebook! You can download the following 3 golden images and update your profile picture to spread awareness to your friends and family online!

How to download: Right click on the photo of your choice, select Save As, save the photo on your computer or device, and use the photo to update your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube profile picture.

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2. Wear PINK and share your #PinkPose!

You can easily help raise awareness for breast cancer by adding a touch of pink to your wardrobe!

What is #PinkPose?

  • Take a photo of you or with your friends, family, co-workers, team, etc. while wearing PINK!
  • Share the photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
    • Use the hashtag #PinkPose
    • Tag us (BCCA/iGoPink) : Twitter @igopink, Instagram @
    • Tag 3 friends and ask them to take and share their #PinkPose online within 24 hours OR donate $25 to the Breast Cancer Charities of America

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3. Shop our Pink Partners to show your support and spread the word about breast cancer. Proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Charities of America to help women and men who are battling breast cancer!
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4. Know the Facts

What are the key breast cancer statistics? What are the key symptoms of breast cancer in women AND men? Throughout our website, we share important information on how to prevent and survive breast cancer.

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5. Organize a Fundraiser

It’s quick and easy to create your own fundraising page to honor a loved one, survivor, and help children and their families who are still battling cancer. By becoming a fundraiser you can create your own account, join or start a team, and get others involved!

Start Fundraising

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6. Make A Donation

With your donation, you can give a gift in honor of a survivor, loved one, and to help those who are still struggling with cancer.
Through the generosity of people like you, the Breast Cancer Charities of America can continue to assisting women and men who are battling breast cancer.
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7. Volunteer

Join us and together we can help women prevent, battle, and survive breast cancer! We encourage individuals, groups, civic organizations and businesses to contact us on ways you can help.
Please contact us at info@igopink.org or learn more about our current opportunities HERE.

THANK YOU for your support and sharing the news about Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Only with your help we can spread awareness, educate others, and make a difference in women’s lives who are currently battling cancer.



Montgomery County Breast Cancer Survivors to be Honored at Wine Women & Shoes

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Five amazing women and breast cancer survivors from Montgomery County will grace the runway and be honored at this year’s Wine Women & Shoes Houston.
 
“I’m honored to be among such amazing women” said Coleen Ingram, one of this years models who is a breast cancer survivor. The survivors in the fashion show include women that were diagnosed with breast cancer in their 20’s, to women diagnosed in their 60’s; a true reflection that breast cancer can strike at any age. “We have not let breast cancer define us; rather we are defined by our character, integrity, morals and values” said Coleen. “It’s more than just being a breast cancer survivor that we reflect. It’s the ability to stand up here and show that no matter what women may go through, together we can unite to make a difference, smile through it, and put on our lipstick and high heels!”
 
Breast cancer survivors that will be honored include: Stephanne Davenport, Jenna Dozier, Maria Holmes, Coleen Ingram and Krissie Vanyo.
 
Wine Women & Shoes benefits The Breast Cancer Charities of America and is presented by EXIT Lone Star Reality. Gowns for the survivors have been donated by Couture House of The Woodlands. The event will take place on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. Tickets are available at www.WineWomenandShoes.com/Houston or through the charities website at www.iGoPink.org
 
Additional sponsors for the event include: Kendra Scott, BMW The Woodlands & Houston North, CHLOE Wine Collection, A Memorable Event, Radiance Advanced Skin & Body Care, Morgan Stanley, The Lind Institute of Plastic Surgery, Trina Turk, Elaine Turner, LUCHO, blo Blow Dry Bar, Massage Heights, Villa Sport, The Vein Doctors, Pinnacle Point Insurance, Four Seasons Veterinary Hospital, Speedpro Imaging, Mindy Harmon Photography, Brio Tuscan Grille, KB Kasuals, Rhinestone Leopard, Armario de la Bella, Tara Flannery Photography, Nnene Mbonu Photography, JStacy Photography, Nearly Me, Neal Hamil Agency, The Woodlands Waterway Marriott, Double P Bakery, South Walton Florida, PR Luxury Marketing, Sunny 99.1, Fox 26, The Woodlands Lifestyles & Homes, Living Magazine, ConnexionW, Community Impact, 99.7 K-Star Country, I am Magazine, PKWY Magazine and Woodlands Online.


Fashion Show Designers Announced for Wine Women & Shoes

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Pictured Above: Hector Villarreal, LUCHO & Erica Johnson, Breast Cancer Charities of America

Pictured Above: Hector Villarreal, LUCHO & Erica Johnson, Breast Cancer Charities of America

Four name-brand designers have joined the New York-Style Runway show that will be spotlighting the night at Wine Women and Shoes on September 24. 
 
Kendra Scott will be dazzling the runway as the Exclusive Jewelry Sponsor as well as the fabulous ‘Sip & Sparkle’ champagne & bling lounge; Trina Turk will be providing a sneak peek at their fall look-book as the Exclusive Apparel Sponsor; Elaine Turner will be showcasing their gorgeous line of Fall handbags; and Uptown Park’s custom shoe designer, LUCHO, will grace the catwalk with gorgeous stilettos every woman will want. 
 
“This is going to be THE Fall fashion event you will want to be at” said Erica Johnson, Executive Director of The Breast Cancer Charities of America.  “The looks that will be gracing the runway are stunning and this year we have some amazing surprises in the show that you won’t want to miss.”
 
Wine Women & Shoes Houston’s fashion show will also be celebrating the health and survivorship of five beautiful breast cancer survivors from Montgomery County who will be gracing the runway in gowns from Couture House.  The evening is presented by EXIT Lone Stare Realty and proceeds will benefit The Breast Cancer Charities of America.
 
Tickets for Wine Women & Shoes are available now.  VIP tickets are available on a first come first serve basis.  Sponsorship opportunities also remain.  To find out more information visit: www.WineWomenandShoes.com/Houston  
 
Additional event sponsors include: BMW The Woodlands & Houston North, CHLOE Wine Collection, A Memorable Event, Radiance Advanced Skin & Body Care, A Memorable Event, Morgan Stanley, The Lind Institute of Plastic Surgery, blo Blow Dry Bar, Massage Heights, Villa Sport, The Vein Doctors, Pinnacle Point Insurance, Four Seasons Veterinary Hospital, Speedpro Imaging, Mindy Harmon Photography, Brio Tuscan Grille, KB Kasuals, Rhinestone Leopard, Armario de la Bella, Tara Flannery Photography, Stori Brie Photography, Nnene Mbonu Photography, Nearly Me, Neal Hamil Agency, The Woodlands Waterway Marriott, Double P Bakery, South Walton Florida, Reviewit, Sunny 99.1, Fox 26, The Woodlands Lifestyles & Homes, Living Magazine, ConnexionW, Community Impact, 99.7 K-Star Country, I am Magazine and Woodlands Online. 


BCCA Partners With Macy’s For 10th Annual “Shop For A Cause”

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Macy’s will partner with The Breast Cancer Charities of America to invite customers to participate in Macy’s 10th annual national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event on August 29, 2015. Customers can purchase shopping passes from The Breast Cancer Charities of America now. Macy’s “Shop For A Cause” is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities’ fundraising efforts. Since 2006, the program has helped raise tens of millions of dollars for charities across the country.

“Macy’s is proud to invite our customers to join us in giving back to causes that make a difference both locally and nationally,” said Martine Reardon, Macy’s chief marketing officer. “For the last nine years, Macy’s Shop For A Cause program has raised many millions of dollars for thousands of charities across the country. We look forward to offering our customers and associates an easy way to make a positive impact in our communities while enjoying great savings at Macy’s.”

Macy’s has provided The Breast Cancer Charities of America with shopping passes to sell for $5 each. The Breast Cancer Charities of America will keep 100 percent of every shopping pass it sells. The more The Breast Cancer Charities of America sells, the more money it will raise!

By purchasing a shopping pass from The Breast Cancer Charities of America, customers support women battling breast cancer while enjoying a day of spectacular discounts, entertainment and special events at Macy’s. Pass holders will receive special discounts on most regular, sale and clearance purchases all day, but some exclusions apply.

For more information about Macy’s “Shop For A Cause,” visit macys.com/shopforacause. To purchase a shopping pass from The Breast Cancer Charities of America, visit donate.breastcancercharities.org/ShopForACause

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Facts About Breast Cancer

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Breast cancer is cancer that develops from breast tissue. Here are some facts about breast cancer you must know.

Let us support cancer patients. Visit our website for more information on how you can help www.thebreastcancercharities.org or call us at (936) 231-8460 for your questions.