On October 1st, the Frisco Square will be transformed into a Green Square for childhood cancer awareness. The 5th 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 7:30 AM registration and pre-race warm-up, along with a ‘get green’ tent. The Caterpillar Dash one-mile fun run begins at 8 AM and the 10k at 8:30 AM, and the 5k at 9 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 Northwestern Mutual, Cross Development, Caldwell Banker/Kim McLaughlin, All My Sons Moving & Storage, Family Focused Care Health Fusion of Texas, Frisco Dentistry for Kids, Frisco Family & Sports Chiropractic, Athleta, QwikWash America, Tropical Smoothie Café, Altitude Pole Fitness & Serial Arts, Luke’s Locker, Market Street, @nerdvana, Soul Sisters For A Cause, Frisco Sports Center, Satterwhite Media, Market Street, III Forks, Dimples Cupcakes, Pizzeria Testa, Michael Johnson Performance, and Joy and Tait Cruse.
TeamConnor hosts several events throughout the year to raise funds for childhood cancer research, including the National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Concert September 3 at Watters Creek, Northwestern Mutual 6th Annual Clay Shoot December 8 and the III Forks Golf Classic & Auction Dinner. In addition, TeamConnor’s national Coins for Kids with Cancer ™ program raises funds in schools, churches, offices, and organizations to help fund childhood cancer research.
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 $1.8 million in funding for childhood cancer research and patient programs across the country since 2008.
Worldwide, a child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes. In the United States, cancer kills more children every year than AIDS, asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and congenital anomalies combined. Yet, the National Cancer Institute allocates less than four percent of its funds to pediatric cancer research. TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is dedicated to serving families, building awareness, and raising funds for research to help cure childhood cancer.
For more information on how to join the fight against childhood cancer, please visit teamconnor.org or Facebook.com/TeamConnor.