First Lady Jane Beshear will join the Kentucky Cancer Program in honoring breast cancer survivors on Saturday, August 3, for a "Pink-Out" at Ellis Park Race Track.
Breast cancer survivors and their guests are invited to a special event in the Outdoor Pavilion where they will be able to enjoy refreshments and receive a gift (while supplies last), with a brief program to start it off at 1 p.m.
Survivors will be featured in the Parade of Pink to the Winner's Circle at 2 p.m., where they will join the First Lady for the Horses and Hope race and a souvenir photo.
Patricia (PJ) Cooksey, legendary jockey, breast cancer survivor and Chief Racing Steward at Ellis Park will also be joining the group.
Horses and Hope, a project supported in part by the Kentucky Breast Cancer Research and Education Trust Fund, was organized by First Lady Jane Beshear, the Kentucky Cancer Program and the Pink Stable, a committee of Kentucky horse owners, trainers, stable owners, jockeys, race track representatives and others. Its mission is to increase breast cancer awareness, education, screening and treatment referral among Kentucky's horse industry workers and their families.
Race fans are encouraged to stop by the Pink Tent near the paddock area to learn about breast cancer screening and why women ages 40 and older should have regular mammograms and breast exams.
Staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about local resources.
The Horses and Hope pink mustang will also be on display.
Breast cancer survivors should make reservations for the Outdoor Pavilion; however, walk-ins are welcome on race day if space is available.
For more information and to make reservations for Saturday's event, call the Kentucky Cancer Program at 270-683-2560.
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