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: Early Bird Registration

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Pink5K 2016 Early Bird Registration

 

The Pink 5K, presented by Northside Imports – FIAT – Alfa Romeo – Maserati, is coming back to The Woodlands on May 7, 2016 for its third consecutive year, and the Breast Cancer Charities of America has a special offer for signing up early.

Now through March 31, registration is only $30 per person for both individual runners and teams. Registration for The Pink 5K, held in Creekside Park, can be completed at www.ThePink5K.com

The Pink 5K is open to all, so bring your family, friends, children in strollers, and even your dog! The race begins at 8:30 am, but those who come early will enjoy coffee provided by Blue Mug Café, bagels provided by Brooklyn Bagel, and fun in the photo booth provided by Woodlands Photo Co.

Additional event sponsors include Luke’s Locker, Christian Brothers Automotive, Stephens & Gatewood Dentistry, Insperity, Houston Fertility Clinic,  Kendra Pratt Orthodontics, Waste Connections Inc., Air Now, SpeedPro Imaging,   The Woodlands Lifestyles & Homes, PKWY Magazine, PR Luxury Media/ reviewit.FLair.Vida Social Magazines, K Star Country Radio, Woodlands Monocle, The Woodlands Journal, Hello Woodlands, Woodlands Online, and Chick-fil-A.

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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Newfield Exploration Grants $5,000 to The Breast Cancer Charities of America

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The Breast Cancer Charities of America was honored to receive a $5,000 grant from Newfield Exploration, an independent oil and gas company, to fund their ongoing community and program services.

Newfield Exploration created ‘The Newfield Foundation’ in 2001 to improve their own community. The foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life through support of programs.

The Breast Cancer Charities of America is a nonprofit organization headquartered in The Woodlands, TX serving women on a national basis. BCCA is the leader in integrated cancer care, and strives to educate women on mental and physical well-being.

“We are so grateful Newfield Exploration has made this generous donation” said Erica Johnson, Founder and Executive Director of The Breast Cancer Charities of America. “Grants like this allow us to help women who are dealing with the stress that breast cancer brings.”

The Newfield Grant will be used for The Breast Cancer Charities’ program services, such as the Help Now Fund, iGoPink Educational Workshops, Feeling Beautiful Again and the iGoPink Scholarship Program among other services the organization provides.

The Breast Cancer Charities of America is accepting donations to fund future programs and help more women battling breast cancer. For more information on The Breast Cancer Charities or how you can support its community efforts, please visit donate.thebreastcancercharities.org/donateiGoPink



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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QUIZ: What’s Your Risk of Breast Cancer?

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Take the “What’s Your Risk?” Quiz! This tool is designed to assist you with understanding your health and knowledge of breast cancer. Throughout the quiz we’ll help guide you to healthy lifestyle habits and understanding further how you can make changes to help prevent and survive breast cancer.

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*Note, this is an educational tool only and should not replace the advise given by a medical professional. Consult your medical professional to design a tailored lifestyle plant that best fits your needs.

Additional factors related to your personal health history may also impact risk and are not calculated by this tool. Be sure to discuss your personal health history with your doctor so together you can come up with a personalized plan to manage your health.



Wine Women & Shoes Announces 2015 Date and Committee

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Photo by Tara Flannery Photography: The Wine Women & Shoes Houston 2015 Committee

Photo by Tara Flannery Photography: The Wine Women & Shoes Houston 2015 Committee

The Breast Cancer Charities of America is pleased to announce that Wine Women & Shoes will be returning to The Woodlands on September 24, 2015 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott.

Presented this year by EXIT Lone Star Realty, Wine Women & Shoes Houston will be showcasing new fall fashions, designers and fabulous shopping experiences that every woman will want to see. “Last year was our inaugural Wine Women & Shoes event in The Woodlands and it was a huge success and VIP sell-out” said Erica Johnson, Founder & Executive Director of The Breast Cancer Charities of America in which the event benefits.  “This year, our committee has a plethora of new surprises and fantastic shopping experiences that any woman would love to win.”

From Shoe Guys, to the ‘Key to the Closet’, a New York Style Runway show, boutique shopping and wine tasting, Wine Women & Shoes will be the ladies night out this fall. In addition, new stations will include Kendra Scott’s ‘Sip & Sparkle’ and one of the ladies favorite, the ‘Best in Shoe’ competition that will be crowned that that evening.

Tickets for Wine Women & Shoes will open for public sale on Monday, June 1. Limited VIP tickets are available as well as General Admission tickets. Sponsorship opportunities also remain. To find out more information visit: www.WineWomenandShoes.com/Houston



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:



Mother’s Day DIY Gifts

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By Tori Carruth

Tori is currently a Senior at Sam Houston State University and a contributing editor of the iGoPink Blog.

With Mother’s Day right around the corner (May 10th for those of you as forgetful as me), I’ve been racking my brain for what to do! If your mom is anything like mine, her answer to any question that is present related is “I already have everything I need,” which is super sweet, but in no way helpful. What do you get for the mom who has everything? Do it yourself! I guarantee that a gift made by you from the heart will mean more to her than that designer bag ever will. No matter your age or your mom’s age, these gifts are sure to please your #1 woman! My mom is the queen of thinking of things I might need, but she never stops to think about what SHE needs. So treat your selfless momma to a cute jar of goodies.

Spa in a jar: You can get a cute jar from a local retailer and line the bottom with her favorite covered tissue paper to give it some color! Next, hit up a fresh cosmetics store, like Lush, for her favorite products to unwind from all the stress you put on her daily (oh, just me?). My mom specifically loves bath bombs and scrubs! Add lotion, nail polish, a few magazines, a comforting candle, and maybe even some chocolate to complete your jar! This is such an easy and inexpensive way to put a smile on your mom’s face.

Movie night in a jar: My mom is a huge movie buff; if it’s on Netflix she’s seen it…twice. Throw together some snacks and plan a night in together! Large retailers have some great $5 movie bins to grab your favorites from. Pick up some Kettle Corn and a bottle of wine, along with her favorite sweet treats. For extra bonus points surprise her with a comfy blanket for snuggling!

Colorful jar: This one has tons of options. Choose your mom’s favorite color and fill a jar with all things orange, blue, yellow, or whatever color it may be that brightens your mom’s day! It’s easy to find gum, cute cups, post-it’s, candles, picture frames and more for this one. It’s simple, yet thoughtful.

So go find a cute jar and personalize it according to your mom’s needs and favorites and make this mother’s day one that she’ll appreciate!

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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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A Pink 5K Exclusive Offer from Trina Turk

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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!