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Churchill Downs

May 1, 2010 by Post Team 

Churchill DownsChurchill Downs:The operation of the 136th Kentucky Derby will take place tomorrow, but today is the second edition of something much more important for breast cancer survivors. It is the parade of survivors, to be held on Kentucky Oaks Day. Pink is part of tour of the day, a day where participants will be asked to wear articles of pink clothes to show their support for breast cancer awareness.

Presented by Kroger, the parade of survivors will have 136 breast cancer survivors (one for each year of the Derby) that will cross the track at Churchill Downs before the Oaks race, a horse race for fillies 3 years old, always comes the day before the Derby. The survivors were chosen to walk through the online nomination and selection process. Each person submitted a short essay and noted how long it has been a survivor.

As reported by Fox 41 in Louisville, Kentucky, $ 1 will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure for each person attending the races today, and Churchill Downs will give $ 1 to the horses and Hope (a breast cancer initiative based in Kentucky) for each “Pink Lily” drink sold. And, according to the Advocate of Stamford, the Carrera Robles, which is usually televised locally, will be broadcast throughout the country, with spectators able to donate $ 10, enter the message text “Komen” to 90999. You can see the First Ladies: Kentucky Derby starting at 5 pm EST on Bravo.

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