A flood of pink is expected to hit the downtown Texarkana area this fall. That’s right - the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is returning to Texarkana and this year will be a little special for the event. It’s the 20th anniversary of the iconic race taking place in Texarkana. We’re excited for an event supporting a great cause and bringing people together in the heart of Our Texarkana.
The event will take place on Saturday, October 20th in downtown Texarkana. While the race has been in Texarkana for 20 years, this is the first year it will take place downtown. Breast cancer survivors and their friends and family will participate, joining in an effort to support critical breast cancer research and initiatives. Proceeds will go toward community grants that provide breast health services like screening, diagnostics, and education.
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer. The organization’s series of walks and 5K runs aims to raise awareness of the breast cancer movement, celebrate survivors, and honors those who have lost their battle with breast cancer.
People of all ages and fitness levels are invited to participate and get involved. What started as 1 race with 800 people in 1983 has grown into over 140 races with nearly 850,000 people worldwide. The organization’s goal is to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026.
If you’re interested in attending the Race for the Cure, contact the organization’s local office for more information. You can reach them at 903-791-9585. You can also register online. We hope you’ll consider visiting our great city to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation and this wonderful cause and we look forward to helping paint the town pink!