2014 Julie Richardson Procter Ribbon Run Color Rush

Wow! Southeast Texas, you are amazing!
 
For the 4th Saturday morning in October, you made Downtown Beaumont the most pink and teal place on earth! More than 6,000 Southeast Texans gathered at the Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run Color Rush to celebrate life and raise awareness of breast, ovarian and other gynecological cancers.
 
Participants formed huge teams honoring cancer survivors, raised money for a great cause, donned crazy costumes, perused our Wellness Village, shared their cancer journey with others, enjoyed food and fun, won prizes, and, in general, had a great time! The beautiful celebration of survivorship was punctuated by a butterfly release which provided such an inspirational end to the day.
 
Also recognized at the event were the Angels Among Us, a group of women who have furthered the Gift of Life's mission of life-saving awareness and education. The honorees included Irene Aydelott, RN, Marty Craig, Charline Dauphin, Sandy Fertitta, Mary Jane Garth, Sallye Keith, Gwendolyn Lavalais, MD, Tanya Lee, Beverly Parker, PhD, Linda Penland, Cindy Stinson, PhD, APRN-BC, Anne Winslow, RN, MSN, FNP-C .
 
The 5K honored the loving memory of Julie Richardson Procter, a respected local attorney and devoted Gift of Life board member and volunteer who passed away after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. It was Procter’s wish that her illness would serve as a meaningful platform to educate women about the risks and symptoms of the disease.
 
All proceeds from the event benefited the Gift of Life’s breast and ovarian cancer initiatives, which impact thousands of Southeast Texans each year. Along the route, breast and ovarian cancer educational awareness messages were shared to underscore the mission of the event.
 
It takes a village to create such an incredible event. The Gift of Life extends its gratitude to our title sponsors: Casa Olé, H-E-B and Jason’s Deli; and the Wellness Village presenters, Lamar University healthcare education departments, Mary Kay Representatives, Walgreen’s, Jefferson County Medical Society, Gulf Coast Health Center, Inc., WellCare and Previty Vein Clinic.
 
See photos from the 5K on our Flickr page, or share your pictures by tweeting @golbeaumont, on instagram at @giftoflifebmt, or following us on facebook!

2014 Ribbon Run Registration Going Strong - Register Now!

Don't forget - Ribbon Run Registration is still going on at the early bird price of $20. Right now if you sign up, you'll be entered in a drawing to win a $100 Visa gift card. Once you do get registered, head to your participant center and start fundraising for a chance to win great prizes! Be one of the top three fundraisers on by August 5, and you'll win a $25 or $50 Carrabba's gift certificate.

The Color Rush is back, and this year will be better than ever! Get started at event.giftoflifebmt.org!

Lace Up, Save Lives, Have Fun!

Southeast Texas, it is time once again to Lace Up and Save Lives!

Registration for the 2014 Julie Richardson Procter Ribbon Run Color Rush is now open! Head to the Ribbon Run Registration Site and get registered now to enjoy an early bird discount. Check back over the next few days as we announce what we have in store for the biggest, most colorful 5K in Beaumont!

Remember, your colorful participation in this event is the key to the Gift of Life's livesaving services. Thanks to your support, we are able to provide livesaving screenings and support to breast, ovarian and other gynecological cancer survivors.

Relive last year's great moments here!

Southeast Texas, Listen to Your Mother

Southeast Texas was honored to be selected for the first time to host a special local performance of the Listen To Your Mother (LTYM) Show. LTYM is a nationwide program that features heartfelt, hilarious, and inspirational live readings from local writers in celebration of motherhood. Born of the creative work of mothers who publish online, each production is directed, produced, and performed by local communities, for local communities.

In addition to featuring local writers, proceeds from the show will also benefit the Gift of Life Program!

Learn more about the cast: Pamela Fagan Hutchins | Dolores Mitchell | Shari Gunter | Candy Mickels Mejia | Jill Patir | Sean Wilson | Howard Cox | Debbie Slaughter | Kelley Nettles | Monica Berry

Elaine Alguire, Producer
Jennifer P. Williams, Director

You can learn a lot more about what Listen to Your Mother is by checking out an excellent performance from LTYM, their youtube channel, or the local LTYM site, listentoyourmothershow.com/southeasttexas/Listen!

The local LTYM show will be at The Jefferson Theater on May 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Purchase tickets online at Ticketmaster or by phoning or visiting the Beaumont Civic Center box office (800-782-3081 ext 1). Thank you to Listen to Your Mother's sponsors, Southeastexas.com and Altus Hospice – Southeast Texas, for making this show possible!