The Pink 5K: Record Breaking Event

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Photo Credit: Jon Gifford, JStacy Photography

Photo Credit: Jon Gifford, JStacy Photography

The Pink 5k, Presented by Northside Alfa Romeo FIAT, was a record breaking event on Mother’s Day weekend at Creekside Park in The Woodlands with nearly 600 registered participants!

“It’s wonderful to see so many people come out to support and honor women going through breast cancer…when a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, it impacts the whole family. And that’s what we saw at The Pink 5k—families: husbands, sisters, mothers, daughters and more…it’s empowering to see people uniting for such a powerful cause!” said Erica Johnson, Executive Director of The Breast Cancer Charities of America.
 
Participants in the fun run not only ran/walked but they also participated in Best Dressed and Top Fundraiser. Best Dressed awards were presented to “Superwoman” Brenda Carter and Team Reviewit for their “Pink Pistols of Hope” costume ensemble.
 
Top Fundraising team was a tight race with Team Chest Bumps from Pinnacle Point Insurance coming in first place on race day, BARELY inching out Montgomery County Women’s Council of Realtors by only a few dollars come. Top individual fundraiser was awarded to Leah Stanger, of CORE Lending. All together, the event raised over $50,000 for The Breast Cancer Charities of America. 
 
The Pink 5k was presented by Northside Alfa Romeo FIAT of The Woodlands. Additional event sponsors included, 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, JStacy Photography, Erin Garcia Photography, Integrity Comfort Solutions and ConnexionW. 
 
The date for the 2016 ‘The Pink 5k’ has already been set for Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday, May 7, 2016… so mark your calendars!
Didn’t get to experience The Pink 5K? Watch a participant’s GoPro view and time lapse of the race and festivities:



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


The Pink 5k: One Week Away!

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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



The Pink 5k: Early Bird Registration through March 31

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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



The Pink 5K Returns To The Woodlands

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Pink 5K The Woodlands Early Bird Registration

The Woodlands, Texas February 24, 2015:

The Breast Cancer Charities of America is excited to announce the return of “The Pink 5K” to The Woodlands on Saturday, May 9, 2015 in Creekside Park.

“This year the race is on Mother’s Day weekend….we can’t think of a better way to kick off celebrating your mom than honoring her by participating in The Pink 5k!” said Erica Tullis, Founder and Executive Director of The Breast Cancer Charities of America.
The Pink 5k run/walk race will start at 8:30am and the one mile loop, where wheelchairs 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.

Early bird registration is now open online at www.ThePink5k.com through March 31, participants can register for only $30 for adults and $20 for kids. Starting April 1, registration will raise to $35 for adults.

Proceeds from the event go to help the charity’s mission to eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening illness and to directly help women to prevent and 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

Pink 5k Early Bird Registration

About the Breast Cancer Charities of America:

The Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) is the leader in integrated cancer care, combining body, mind and spirit to the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. Through program services, BCCA’s goal is to educate, teach and provide the latest information about integrated care, cancer prevention, recovery, treatment, early detection and survival.



The Woodlands Resident Selected as Houston Business Journal’s ‘40 Under 40’

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Erica Harvey SaglimbeniThe Woodlands, Texas October 31, 2014: Erica Tullis, Founder & Executive Director of GoPink/The Breast Cancer Charities of America, was honored this week at the Hotel Zaza by being selected as one of Houston’s ’40 Under 40′ by the Houston Business Journal.

Over 700 nominations for this coveted award were received and of those, only 40 winners selected. “It’s an honor…not just for me, but for our entire team. It takes more than just one person to bring change, set goals and achieve success within our organization. It’s very humbling to receive this prestigious award.” said Erica.

The Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) is a national non-profit organization based out of The Woodlands servicing over 450 hospitals nationwide. BCCA’s primary focus is to educate women how to PREVENT and SURVIVE breast cancer while providing support to patients battling breast cancer.

To learn more about iGoPink/BCCA or to get involved through their volunteer program, please visit: www.iGoPink.org

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The Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA)
The Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) is the leader in integrated cancer care, combining body, mind and spirit to the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. Through program services, BCCA’s goal is to educate, teach and provide the latest information about integrated care, cancer prevention, recovery, treatment, early detection and survival.



Help Now Fund Info

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If you are a breast cancer patient who is in need of financial assistance with rent or utilities while you are undergoing treatment, look no further.

Please fill out a Help Now Fund application and have your SOCIAL WORKER or NURSE send us the application!  If you qualify we will pay up to $500 of your rent or utility bills!

NOTE: Applications submitted by patients themselves will not be accepted.

We will start accepting the September applications from September 1 -7.

Get your application HERE!






PRESS Forward Against Breast Cancer

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Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) exists for one reason—to eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease.  Our central focus is on educating, empowering and encouraging all women to become pro-active in preventing breast cancer and, if diagnosed, in surviving breast cancer.

We offer leading edge, state-of-the-art, research-backed programs that focus on all that women can do in addition to medical care.  Our services include nutrition, exercise, and social support all the while defusing the fear that often accompanies breast cancer.  And we provide help now with emergency financial assistance to medicines and medical supplies to women in poverty.

Join Breast Cancer Charities as we P-R-E-S-S Forward in the fight against breast cancer….

Prevention

Studies show that 8 of 10 breast cancers can be prevented.   Prevention—not just early detection.  Breast cancer prevention is the new frontier.  Excellent studies show that prevention is possible.  We lead the way with our Vitamin D Promise program.

Research

Though the “New Era Cancer Research Fund” we underwrite less-toxic, minimally-invasive diagnosis and treatment options.  This includes research on topics such as the link between Vitamin D and a reduction in cancer; how food choices impact your body during treatment and studies on Proton Therapy as a first-line treatment.

Education

Education is power in preventing and surviving breast cancer.  From teaching breast self exams to wise exercise, from managing post-treatment side-effects to mobilizing the mind for healing, we guide and support women to actively participate in health and healing.  Our University Education Program teaches students the lifestyle choices they can make at an early age to prevent breast cancer.

Survival

BCCA’s integrated cancer care program supports and complements conventional medical treatment.  The program encompasses the whole person—body, mind and spirit.  While accomplished in addition to conventional medical care, we understand it takes more than medicine to get well and stay well.

Support

When breast cancer strikes, it impacts the entire family and all areas of their life, especially financially.  We have designed our Help Now Fund to assist with the basic needs of cancer patients in need.  The demand is huge and we limit our funding to past-due rents and utilities.  Our commitment: no woman will go through breast cancer without a roof over her head and the basics of daily needs.

 

We PRESS Forward in the fight against breast cancer.  We inspire hope.  We nurture healing.  We renew life.

The Breast Cancer Charities of America.  We are the new voice of breast cancer.  We are passionate, filled with energy and a vision.  And we will not stop until breast cancer is no longer a life-threatening disease.

Join us.  Make your voice heard.  It’s a new day in the world of breast cancer.



Behind The Curtain At BCCA!

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Today we thought it would be fun to bring you a “Behind the scenes” type of look at BCCA’s motto and inspirational mission. The Breast Cancer Charities of America, better known as “BCCA” was founded in 2009. For the past 4 years we have continued to grow and flourish within our local community and beyond. Our most recent event, the Pink 5k was a tremendous success, and we ended up raising significantly more than we had projected! As we prepare and look towards our other future events, we’re reminded of our mission here.  Our mission at BCCA is shown  below:

 

Mission Statement

The Breast Cancer Charities of America exists to eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening illness.  We bring together organizations representing all health and social service disciplines in the commitment to establish new and unprecedented levels of effectiveness in research, education, advocacy and support.  BCCA is the only non-profit bringing the ‘integrated cancer care’ message to women of America.

For us, as a team we have chosen to make it our daily mission to be the difference in someone’s life and work towards a goal of someday eliminating breast cancer as a life-threatening illness. At BCCA we do this with our motto, PRESS Forward.

Prevention

Research

Education

Survival

Support

Every day that PRESS forward in the fight against breast cancer, puts us 1 step closer to the finish line. We love knowing that our work here makes a difference and with our small, but mighty staff we know that we can conquer the world together and eliminate breast cancer someday!

 

 



Wine Women & Shoes – Key to the Closet!

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Wine…women…and shoes, what could be more fabulous than these things combined into a one-night-only event? Then mark your calendars and grab your girlfriends!

The Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) is pleased to announce they have been selected as the Houston charity partner for ‘Wine, Women, and Shoes’, a national wine-savvy, shoe-loving fundraising event coming to The Woodlands on September 25, 2014 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott.

WW&S, now in its tenth year, is a national event that partners with select non-profit organizations to bring an unforgettable experience that promises to deliver a fashionably fun evening. The event will feature ‘The Marketplace’ with exclusive designers from Beverly Hills, Miami and New York flying in to showcase and provide a wonderful shopping experience. In addition, nine elite vineyards from Northern California will be on site providing wine from the country’s top winemakers and the evening will be capped off with a New York style runway fashion show.

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Key to the Closet

Key to the closet is an activity that will be taking place at Wine, Women, and Shoes. Key to the closet will feature a wardrobe containing clothes, accessories, and handbags from Trina Turk and other designers. The wardrobe will be valued at $5,000+. To enter for a chance at this exciting wardrobe selection a woman can purchase a ticket online for $50 prior to the evening or at the event for the same price.

>>> Buy your ticket now! <<<

When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, it affects every aspect of her life, especially how she views and dresses herself. Breast cancer patients and survivors often struggle with body transformations. Going through this life impacting illness changes how a woman feels and the clothes that she chooses to adorn herself in. For most women getting ready in the morning is second nature and something that does not require much additional thought. Yet for a breast cancer patient or survivor this once simple task can seem daunting and difficult. At this event the “key to the closet” is symbolic for us in the sense that it symbolizes a way in which we can give back to women in need.

The proceeds from every ticket purchased will go directly back into BCCA to reinvest in the women that feel passionate about helping. Purchase a “key” today for your chance to win and in the process you’ll be helping a woman that is going through breast cancer cope with her body images.

 

>>> Buy your ticket now! <<<

General Admission tickets are $95 and VIP Tickets for $120. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit WineWomenandShoes.com/Houston or call 936.231.8460. Be There. Be Fabulous!