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PACE 2011 - 2012 ARCHIVED NEWS ITEMS
Roxanne Forster at Kacie's Run - March 24, 2012
Our own Roxanne Forster recently participated in Kacie's Run held on March 24th, 2012.
As an R. L. Turner High School freshman, Kacie Brekhus became involved in the Torch Run, benefiting Special Olympics. As a senior, she served as the student coordinator. Kacie died in a traffic accident in October 2003 while a freshman at The University of Texas at Austin.
The Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD has taken over the run as an annual event to benefit Special Olympics and focusing on the academic success of high school students.
Roxanne got involved in Kacie's Run through the Carrollton Senior Center while taking a 5 K training class. The members of the class were encouraged to consider participating in the run at the end of the class.
2011 PACE Fundraisers
Another fundraiser PACE had, was a garage sale without all the work. On Saturday, February 25 between 9 AM and 1 PM at Northside Baptist Church, in Carrollton we brought our recyclable items to donate. Bubb and his crew gave PACE a price for the items there on the spot and cut us a check that day. Proceeds benefit the PACE scholarship fund. Click here to learn more.
PACE held a fundraiser at Chili's on January 17th. We invited our friends and families to join us at the restaurant. The restaurant donated 10% of the sales from our meals to the to PACE for our scholarship fund.
One of PACE's strongest memebers, Cecilia Wilson-Smith, along with her team, Sisters of Strength, joined over 3,000 participants who had raised money and walked 20 miles a day for 3 days for a cure for breast cancer.
You can still donate to this worthy cause. Please contact Cecilia through The3day.org website. On the right hand side, look for "Donate to a Participant" and look for Cecilia's name as a walk participant.
One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes in the United States.
The Susan G. Komen Foundation, started as a local foundation here in Dallas, helps in the research and diagnosis of breast cancer and in the support of women throughout the United States who have contracted this terrible disease.
You can donate any amount - no amount is too small and may help to save your live or the life of someone you love. If you know someone who has had breast cancer or have lost someone to breast cancer, you know first hand how devastating this disease can be and you have even more reason to donate. So please donate today.
The 3 day walk was held on November 4, 5, and 6, 2011.
Dallas Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Annual Run/Walk Event
One of our members, Bessie Dorsey-Davis, is an active member of the Dallas, Ovarian Cancer Coalition. Although Bessie did not walk this year at the annual Run/Walk which was held on Saturday, September 17, 2011. She helped to provide accommodations for survivors in the Survivors' Tent. PACE member, Tracey Richardson joined Bessie on this amazing morning. The Survivors' Tent was stocked with orange juice, Starbuck's coffee, cinnamon rolls from the Holiday Inn Express in Arlington, Texas, fruit, and water. This writer was there and I can safely say that survivors and other participants thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful repast they were served.
The PACE Annual Retreat
This year PACE held its annual retreat at a local hotel - Staybridge Suites. The plans for the retreat came off without a hitch thanks to the hotel's representative Dana Taylor and the hotel staff. The retreat was held on Friday evening August 12th, and until 2:30PM Saturday, August 13th.