On October 3rd, the Frisco Square will be transformed into a Green Square for childhood cancer awareness. The 4th Annual Color Me Green 5K & Caterpillar Dash 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 & Caterpillar Dash kicks off with a 7:30 a.m. registration and pre-race warm-up, along with a ‘get green’ tent. The Caterpillar Dash one mile fun run begins at 8 a.m. and the 5k at 8:30 a.m. A Green Party and Awards ceremony begin at 9:30 a.m. with a video game truck, face painting, bounce house, snacks and music.
To register or for more information about Color Me Green, visit www.colormegreen5k.org.
Sponsors include Baylor Frisco Medical, Michael Johnson Performance Center, Dimples Cupcakes, Satterwhite Media, Dr Pepper/Snapple, The Egg and I, Market Street, Chris Vogeli, Athleta, POParella’s Gourmet Popcorn & Treats, Snuffers, Pizzeria Testa, Epic Carts, and Focused Family Care of Prosper and Massage Therapists Kristen Burton Moseley and Kim McLaughlin.
TeamConnor hosts several events throughout the year to raise funds for childhood cancer research, including the National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Concert September 12, Northwestern Mutual 5th Annual Clay Shoot November 5 and the III Forks Golf Classic & Auction Dinner on May 3-4, 2016. 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 $1.7 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.