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!

Gift in a jar for mom



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


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!



How To Register For The Pink 5K

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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

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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



Motivational Monday: BEGIN.

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Wellness Wednesday: Fall Fitness Tips

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Seriously, what’s not to love about fall? Pumpkin lattes are back, you can dig out your favorite sweaters, and sweet potatoes are finally in season. Best of all, the crisp temps make fall the perfect time to exercise outdoors: “The cool weather allows you to enjoy yourself without having to worry about being overheated or too cold,” says Terri Walsh, celebrity trainer and creator of the Active Resistance Training Method (A.R.T.). And that means you’re more likely to feel awesome during your workout, and maybe even log an extra mile or climb another trail.

But before you lace up and head outside, prepare for your outdoor adventure with Walsh’s fall weather workout tips:

Wear Layers
It may feel slightly nippy at first, but the weather has a rep for changing on a moment’s notice. Dress in layers that you can easily remove if your body starts to heat up—or put back on if you get cold, says Walsh.

Stay Hydrated
Many people forget to drink enough fluids during fall workouts because it’s not super hot, says Walsh. Not good. Keep drinking as normal to avoid dehydration. While it’s good to carry water, you can add some flavor with a bit of fruit juice to get even more nutrients.

Pack Snacks
Don’t disrupt your outing for a food pit stop. If you’ll be out most of the day hiking or biking, Walsh recommends bringing a small backpack with nuts or fruit stashed inside. No matter where you are, at least you have a constant source of fuel.

And if you think running is the only outdoor exercise to try, it’s time to get creative! If you’re near some branches and a log, you’ll definitely want to try this off-the-beaten-trail circuit workout. But if a park is your only outdoor fitness center, find a jungle gym and do these fun exercises on the playground. The kids in line for the monkey bars can wait their turn.

 

http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/fall-workout-exercise-tips



Motivational Monday

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