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Pink Heals to kick-off in San Marcos with a 5k on Sunday

Truck from 2010 Pink Heals campaign. FILE PHOTO

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A 5K run/walk on Sunday in San Marcos will kick-off a local effort to help people who are recovering from cancer treatment.

The San Marcos Professional Firefighters Association, the San Marcos Police Officers Association and Central Texas Medical Center are hosting this year’s Pink Heals campaign. Pink Heals is a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating cancer recovery.

Children of all ages, strollers, and pets are all welcome Sunday’s race, which will begin at 7 a.m. at River Ridge Park on Carlson Circle. Late entry to the race is $30.

Throughout the Pink Heals campaign, organizers will sell pink t-shirts for $17 each. Shirts can be purchased at Central Texas Medical Center by calling (512) 753-3674 or emailing SMPinkHeals2011@yahoo.com. Proceeds will go to San Marcos area organizations that help the community battle all types of cancer.

The Pink Heals campaign will culminate in a parade on Oct. 16 featuring a pink fire truck and pink police car, and a rally at Plaza Park in San Marcos. Lunch will be sponsored by Texas Roadhouse for $8 a plate with a choice of hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches and sides.

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#1 Comment By Howie Minor On 10/02/2011 @ 4:40 pm

Excellent turn out for the 5K today 300+ participants thanks San Marcos and surrounding area for the support for a worthy cause. Thanks to all the business that made the race possible and special thanks to the San Marcos Runners Club and Kathleen Chomel for organizing the event.Hope to see everyone on the 16th at the Pink Heals Ralley to sign the Pink Fire truck in honor of a loved one who may be battling cancer. More information on this event can be found at http://www.smpffa.com