20th Annual Komen Texarkana Race for the Cure Set for October 20


Komen Arkansas is preparing to celebrate the 20th annual Komen Texarkana Race for the Cure in downtown Texarkana on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

The Race for the Cure Committee are working hard to bring a weekend full of festivity and fun to celebrate 20 years of the race. Everyone is invited to celebrate and honor those who have battled or are battling the terrible disease of Breast Cancer. All proceeds raised from this event will be used to fund local community grants in our service area as well as funding breakthrough research.

The Komen Texarkana Race for the Cure will be held Downtown Texarkana, on October 20th with early registration beginning at 7:00am. This year we will hold a competitive 5k course and an additional celebratory 1.5 mile course.

Sponsorship Opportunities are currently available for the event, please contact Amber Lawrence, Southwest Region Director, 903-791-9585.

Be sure to visit our website for more information in the coming months komenarkansas.org (click on Texarkana)

The Komen Texarkana Race for the Cure is truly a grassroots movement adopted and championed by the twin cities of Texarkana, Arkansas and Texarkana, Texas and their many surrounding communities.

Texarkana breast cancer survivors Kathi Couch and Becky Blake, along with Judy Morgan, a group of friends, the Wadley Foundation and Wadley Women’s Guild were vital in the effort to have Texarkana approved by Komen as a Race host city. When approval was announced in October 1998, Texarkana was the smallest city approved as a Race site.

Since inception the Komen Texarkana Race for the Cure has raised over 5 million dollars to give back to our local community grantees and service area. These programs have served thousands of individuals. This has been accomplished due to all the amazing support the Komen Texarkana Race for the Cure has had through the individuals who register, sponsor and donate.

Every dollar makes a difference in this journey.


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