Saturday, April 11, 2009

Pink at the Ponies

I know that this is somewhat old news, but as a breast cancer survivor, I'd be remiss to not spread the word. This year's Kentucky Oaks has become a full-fledged fundraiser for the fight against breast cancer. Partnered with both the Komen Foundation and First Lady Jane Beshear's Horses and Hope, Churchill is calling for a "Pink Out" at the Oaks this year. Like UofL games' Black Outs and White Outs, the Pink Out is a plea for all in attendance to wear pink to create a visual sea of pink in order to support breast cancer awareness.

According to the press release (Mama loves press releases):
  • For every Oaks attendee Churchill Downs will be donating $1 to research for a minimum donation of $100,000 and a maximum of $135,000.
  • In addition, Churchill Downs will be donating $1 of every Oaks Lily drink (the official drink of the Kentucky Oaks) to Horses & Hope, the breast cancer initiative of the Office of the First Lady and the Kentucky Cancer Program (KCP).
  • Purchase tickets through
  • Visit the Komen tent designated for all Komen supporters
  • Meet Nancy G. Brinker, Susan G. Komen founder at the tent; she will be there at 11:00 AM and will address the crowd at 11:30 AM
  • For more information, visit

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