Nancy Goodman Brinker watched her sister fade to the ravages of breast cancer, and promised Susan that she would do everything she could to end the disease. Susan G. Komen lost her battle in 1980 at the age of 36, and her sister has lived up to the promise.
Pink has become a universal symbol for the fight against breast cancer, and Friday is Pink Out Day in Houston, when everyone is encouraged to wear, share and think pink.
“[On] Pink Out Day we want everyone to support the Houston affiliate of Susan G. Komen and the mission to end breast cancer and save lives, and help the people of Houston who are battling breast cancer and might get a diagnosis of breast cancer by wearing pink,” Adriana Higgins, Executive Director of the Houston affiliate of Susan G. Komen, told KTRH News. “Simply to show their support for their loved ones who might be in the battle against breast cancer, for those who are surviving breast cancer, and to memorialize those who may have passed away of breast cancer. So if you have pink in your wardrobe, and we can all find pink in your wardrobe, to come out and support the breast cancer awareness campaign.”
Registration for the Susan G. Komen Houston Race for the Cure continues Friday at Ikea off I-10. There are volunteers waiting to assist and supply everything you need. If you can’t participate, you can donate or “Sleep in for the Cure”, all information is available at Ikea.
The Saturday Race Day Schedule:
6:00am to 8:30am - Race Day Walk-in Registration
7:45am - Opening Ceremonies & Memorial Birds Release
8:00am - 5K Timed Competitive Run
8:10am - 5K Non-Competitive Run
8:25am - Family Walk/Kids K by National Oilwell Varco
8:40am - 5K Walk
9:15am - Runners Award Ceremony
10:30am - Survivor Celebration by Baker Hughes