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Saturday, April 9, 2011

We are ROCKIN' and Rollin'!

The Pink Pacers have been working so hard over the past few months! We have gotten a solid head start on the planning for our upcoming 5K in September and it has been a blast! We are SHOCKED by how well it is going and we hope the momentum continues to go well! Many business and groups have come on board to join us in our hope to raise funds and awareness for the amazing Get REAL & HEEL program! We are going to be celebrating with these groups in May when we invite them to a Sponsor's Party to thank them for what they are doing for us and to allow them to see, first hand, the building where all the magic takes place!

 Thank you to the following people for working with us this year! The Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Fleet Feet Sports Carrboro, UNC Cheerleaders, Chapel Hill High School Cheerleaders, Hatteras Funds, The Tumble Gym in Southern Village, DJ Joe Bunn, Carolina Dining Service, Dance Theater South, Southport Graphics, Greywinds, UNC Gymnastics Team, UNC Campus Recreation, EXXS Dept of UNC, Jimmy Johns, Rudinos, Smoothie King in Durham, Pretty Fab PR, The Yonahlossee Inn, Woodcroft Swim and Tennis Club, Carolina Bottling Company, Ellis Family Dentistry, Baker's Cakes, Sassy Cakes, AND Girls on the Run of the Triangle!! We are humbled by the their response to our cause! On another note - Today we had so much fun Volunteering for the Wachovia Tar Heel 10 Miler and Fleet Feet Sports Carrboro 4+ miler! We had a blast! Endurance Magazine and Fleet Feet organize this event and it is so popular in the area. We were excited to either run or volunteer! It was a fantastic turnout and for a super fantastic cause. The benefactors for the event are Lineberger Cancer Center and The Chapel Hill Carrboro YMCA!

I am so glad that we were able to do a little bit to help such great causes. Walk on ....

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Don't forget to save the date for the upcoming Bridging the Gap 5K Fun run/walk and 1 mile walk on September 24th! We are so excited as planning has begun! Fleet Feet Sports Carrboro, Southport Graphics, The Tumble Gym Southern Village, Greywinds, UNC Campus Recreation, UNC Cheerleaders, UNC Gymnastics and Dance Theater South will be there!
Be on the lookout for registration! You do not want to miss this event. 100% of the money that is raised goes directly to Get REAL & HEEL!
I am going to be there...will you?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Blue & Pink Gymnastics Meet and Breast Cancer Awareness Fair

The 2011 Blue & Pink Gymnastics event was a SUCCESS on many levels! We were able to break the all time UNC Gymnastics attendance with 2,6 15 people! We also doubled the money we raised last year with over $1,700!!!!! We are so excited and really apprecaite all that came out to support this event!

Fleet Feet Sports Carrboro, Dance Theater South, and Hillsborough Yoga helped make the Fair a blast! We had so much fun and look forward to making it even bigger and better next year! We hope that you will all join us as we all try to do our best to make a difference in the lives of Breast Cancer survivors! Every time we raise money, we are helping more women get the opportunity to experience the Get REAL & HEEL program.
We ARE making a difference!

Walk on...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Blue & Pink Gymnastics Meet and Breast Cancer Awareness Fair

The Pink Pacers are so excited for this upcoming event in February! The UNC Gymanstics Team have invited The Pink Pacers, Get REAL & HEEL, Fleet Feet and many more to provide a Breast Cancer Fair before their meet. We are able to show the community what an amazing program Get REAL & HEEL is! We will have activities for children which include face painting, glitter for the hair, pink tattoos, cornhole, give-aways from Fleet Feet and so much more! We also have heard a rumor that Ramses and the UNC Cheerleaders will be there as well! This is a free event for the public!
We look forward to seeing you there! What a fun way to kick off 2011!
Walk on...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Just a little blurb about Get REAL & HEEL and the upcoming year!!

Get REAL (Get Recreation, Get Exercise, Get Active, Get Living) & HEEL (a reference to healing and the UNC Tarheels) is a 20-week program designed to address overall health and well-being for breast cancer survivors. Get REAL & HEEL (GRH) utilizes an integrative approach to wellness. Participants attend the center three times per week and receive individualized prescriptive exercise and recreational therapy to improve physical and psychosocial well-being. Exercise programming includes cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility training. Recreational therapy (RT) enhances psychosocial wellbeing with interventions including biofeedback and mindfulness training, HeartMath© techniques, stress management, and expressive arts.

As a Pink Pacer, I am so excitd to get to work in the upcoming year! We have the Blue and Pink UNC Gymnastics meet and Cancer Awareness Fair on Feb 20th starting at 12 PM! That event will feature the Get REAL & HEEL Program! We will also have Fleet Feet Carrboro, The Pink Pacers and and many more fun activities for children and adults! We are so excited to work with the UNC Gymnastics program again this year. Coach Derek Galvin does such an amazing job with his Gymnasts in keeping them very involved in our community here in Chapel Hill.

The Pink Pacers are also excited about the upcoming race in the early Fall. We will have the date for that event as soon as the UNC Football schedule is announced. Prior to that event we are hoping to organize (with the help of Fleet Feet) running and walking groups to help people get ready for the fun run/walk! Be on the lookout for more information.

Thank you everyone for following the Pink Pacers thus far. By the end of 2011 we really hope to have been able to help grow awareness about the Get REAL & HEEL program and what it has to offer Survivors! Please look at for information on the amazing program and staff.

Walk on...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Pink Pacers' Story

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We are back and I am smiling!

Hello Pink Pacers and visitors!

I am so excited for the 2010-2011 Pink Pacers year! I could not be more thrilled to get this show started! Up ahead, we will be organizing the Cancer awareness Fair with the UNC Gymnastics Team as well as the Pink Pacers 5K Walk/Run! We are going to build on the success of our first walk and step it up a notch! Get your running and walking shoes out in preperation for the Fun day! These two will take place in February and in the Fall of 2011! Lots of planning to do and I am ready!

Are you?

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