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Date Set for Breast Cancer Walk

NORTH TEXAS _ The 2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of North Texas (Makingstrideswalk.org/northtexas) has been set for Oct. 4 at the University of Texas at Arlington.

The 4th annual North Texas event will begin at 9 a.m. on the UTA campus at Lot 52, located at 1101 South West St., in Arlington. The American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) created Making Strides Against Breast Cancer community walks in 1993 to build awareness and generate funds to fight the disease. In that time, 10 million walkers in the U.S. have collected more than $594 million and last year, nearly 6,000 walkers in North Texas raised more than $300,000.

 Breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death after lung cancer. The chance of a woman developing breast cancer at some time in her life is about 1 in 8, and in 2014, approximately 232,670 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,400 will die from the disease in the U.S.

Making Strides proceeds are used by the American Cancer Society to fund breast cancer research grants, offer free patient/caregiver services, provide in-depth cancer information, and support legislative advocacy to make sure cancer patients have access to the care they need.

Call the local American Cancer Society office at 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit makingstrideswalk.org to help continue saving lives.

 

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Boots and Bling Bring Chesnutt to Cowtown

Mark Chesnutt will entertain at the Cowtown Ball, set for Nov. 3 at River Ranch.

FORT WORTH _ Country star Mark Chesnutt, famed artist behind eight number-one hits, will be the featured entertainer at the 20th anniversary Cowtown Ball, the annual western-style gala benefiting the American Cancer Society (cancer.org).

Chesnutt’s first album, “Too Cold at Home,” produced five straight top-10 country hits. His chart-toppers include “Longnecks & Short Stories,” “Bubba Shot the Jukebox,” “It Sure is Monday” and “Gonna Get a Life.”

The 2012 Cowtown Ball, with the theme “Boots & Bling,” will be held Nov. 3 at River Ranch in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Tickets are available by calling 817-570-0633.

The western-styled gala has raised more than $5 million the past two decades for the American Cancer Society in Tarrant County. This year’s event will again feature dinner, dancing, casino games, auctions, midway games and more.

As the nation’s leading non-profit funding source for cancer research, the American Cancer Society works to eradicate cancer, the second leading cause of death in the U.S.

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Honorary Chairs Named for Cowtown Ball

 
 
 
 

Leigh and Brian Lowrance will serve as honorary co-chairs of the 20th anniversary Cowtown Ball.

FORT WORTH _  Fort Worth civic leaders Leigh and Brian Lowrance have been selected as honorary co-chairs of the 20th anniversary  Cowtown Ball (www.CowtownBall.org), a benefit for the American Cancer Society.

The Lowrances, proprietors of Rebecca Creek Distillery, home of Enchanted Rock Vodka and Rebecca Creek Whiskey, reside in Fort Worth and are active in Tarrant County organizations. The parents of two boys, the Lowrances are active in the American Cancer Society, All Saints Episcopal School, The Junior League of Fort Worth and the Fort Worth stock show.

The 2012 Cowtown Ball will be held Nov. 3 at River Ranch in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Tickets already are on sale, and sponsorships are available. Call 817-570-0633 for more information. Working chairs for the event are Kathleen McDowell Levens and Kristin Peaks.

The western-styled gala has raised more than $5 million the past two decades for the American Cancer Society in Tarrant County. This year’s event, themed “Boots & Bling,” will again feature dinner, dancing, casino games, auctions, midway games and more. 

As the nation’s leading non-profit funding source for cancer research, the American Cancer Society works to eradicate cancer, the second leading cause of death in the U.S. For 99 years, The Society has worked to save lives and end suffering from cancer.  As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, the American Cancer Society has contributed more than $3.6 billion to help people stay well and find cures. To learn more, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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Ice Cream Warms Up Annual Party

Susan Etheridge, executive director of CASA of Collin County, will serve as honorary scooper at the 18th Annual Pajama Party.

Here’s the scoop:

Wear your pajamas June 16th to Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream (www.henryshomemadeicecream.com) and get a free quart of ice cream.

From 7 to 8:30 p.m. that night, the store will celebrate it’s 18th Annual Pajama Party. Cancer survivors will be scooping ice cream at the store, located at 3100 Independence Parkway in Plano, and all tips will be donated to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org).

Honorary scooper will be Susan Etheridge, executive director of CASA of Collin County. Members of the Junior League of Collin County will act as judges for the costume contest, and awards will be given for best slippers, best couple PJs, best family PJs, best children’s PJs and best “Pretty in Pink” PJs.

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Baseball Hits a New Tradition

April showers means a lot of things, a lot more than May flowers.

Tornadoes, bluebonnets and the start of baseball season.

As the players make it back to the ballparks this spring, they’re required to start a new tradition. As of 2012, all Major League Baseball players are restricted in their tobacco use. No longer will a player be allowed to carry a tobacco tin or package into a game or any time fans are in the ballpark.

The campaign to “Knock Tobacco Out of the Park” (www.tobaccofreebaseball.org)  is serious about this, too. Those who do are in violation of the new MLB contract and would be flying in the face of some pretty powerful groups. Supporters of the new rule include the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, the American Medical Association, faith leaders, researchers and just about every “Smoke Free” state group you can name.

This is great news for parents who know their little darlings idolize ball players. It’s great news for the sunflower seed business. But, oh, the poor janitorial staff who’ll be left cleaning the mess up.

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Spring for Some Daffodils By Friday

This warmer weather is making me think of spring. Spring makes me think of flowers.

Love daffodils. Maybe because they’re some of the first flowers to bloom in the spring or maybe it’s the color. Maybe both.

I do want you to know about Daffodil Days. One of the American Cancer Society’s oldest fundraising efforts, Daffodil Days supports cancer services, programs, research and education. (www.cancer.org)

Sherry Purdom, who you can contact by calling her at 817-570-0633 or emailing her at Sherry.Purdom@cancer.org, serves as the local coordinator of this happy project. Suggested donations start at $10 for an individual bouquet and range up to a corporate case of 500 flowers for $500.

Hurry, though, while the weather is warm and you’re thinking about spring. Orders are due Friday, and they will be delivered the week of March 9.

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