COLOR ME GREEN OCTOBER 7 IN FRISCO SQUARE

On October 7th, the Frisco Square will be transformed into a Green Square for childhood cancer awareness. The 6th Annual Color Me Green race benefiting TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation brings together childhood cancer patients, advocates, survivors, families and the community to raise awareness and funds to find a cure. 

The Color Me Green 5k, 10k & Caterpillar Dash kicks off with a 7:00 am registration, packet pick up, pre-race warm-up, along with a Health Fest ‘get green’ tent. The Caterpillar Dash one-mile fun run begins at 7:45 am and the 10k at 8:15 am, and the 5k at 8:30 am. A Green Party and Awards ceremony begin at 10 am with a video game truck, face painting, bounce house, and music.  Before, during, and after the race, runners and guests can enjoy learning more about healthy living at the Color Me Green Health Fest. Sponsors will have tables set up to promote their healthy lifestyle businesses and products. 

To register or for more information about Color Me Green, visit www.colormegreen5k.org.

Sponsors include Athleta, Northwestern Mutual, Coldwell Banker, The Vitamin Shoppe, Frisco Sports Center, Bai, Baylor Scott & White Family Medicine, DoTerra, Fluellen Cupcakes, Functional Health Centers, Hoist Rapid Hydration, Texas Muscle Activation, Cross Development, The Center For Breast & Body Contouring, Realtytown, Market Street, and North Texas Metroplex Children’s Choirs, Inc.

In addition to Color Me Green 5K/10K, TeamConnor hosts several events throughout the year to raise funds for childhood cancer research, including the 7th Annual Northwestern Mutual Clay Shoot; November 2 and the III Forks Golf Classic and Auction Dinner; May 6 & 7, 2018.

TeamConnor’s Coins for Kids with Cancer® program raises funds in schools, churches, offices and organizations across the country to help fund childhood cancer research. Details on events and Coins for Kids with Cancer can be found at teamconnor.org.

TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is the legacy of eight-year-old Connor Cruse of Frisco who lost his four-year battle with neuroblastoma in 2009. TeamConnor has awarded over $2 million in funding for childhood cancer research and patient programs across the country since 2008.  

Every year, more than 12,000 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children, yet the budget of the National Cancer Institute allocates less than four percent of its funds to pediatric cancer research. TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funding research and treatment programs to find a cure for all childhood cancers.  

For more information on how to join the fight against childhood cancer, please visit teamconnor.org or Facebook.com/TeamConnor. 

 

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