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5th Annual Passionately Pink for the Cure to be held Oct. 14

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Marsha Davidson, founder of Texans Against Breast Cancer, a charitable organization, passed away in November 2008, after a four-year struggle with breast cancer. But her dream lives on. 

Her husband, Bill Davidson, has continued her dream with a team of volunteers. Davidson, along with Barbara Ellison and Dalaine Fletcher, all of Midlothian, formed Texans Against Breast Cancer, a local group of volunteers striving to raise funds to support the fight against breast cancer through soliciting donations to Komen for the Cure. October is breast cancer awareness month. 

Breast cancer touches millions of lives and is diagnosed every day in our community. Without a cure, 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will continue to be diagnosed with breast cancer - a devastating disease with physical, emotional, psychological and financial pain that can last a lifetime. 

Without a cure, an estimated five million Americans will be diagnosed with breast cancer - and more than 1 million could die - over the next 25 years.

This year there will be several ways you can support this cause. On Sunday, Oct. 30, the Midlothian Tennis Association will be having a tennis fund raiser at the Midlothian Sports Complex from 2 - 5 p.m. with raffles and door prizes. The big event will be a dance/social on Friday, Oct. 14, at the Western Kountry Klub (BYOB) on 287 and Lakeview Rd., west of Midlothian from 7:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. A donation of $15 per person in advance, and $15 at door. This is open to the entire family, kids under 13 are free. “Mack and Dyan Band” will be providing the entertainment, with a silent auction and a raffle. We need and are now collecting items for the silent auction. Those wishing to donate can contact Dalaine Fletcher for pickup. 

Balloons will be displayed at each event to honor loved ones who have struggled with breast cancer to be honored or remembered by a $2 donation per balloon at each event. 

Tickets can be obtained in Midlothian by sending an e-mail to bdetailer@msn.com, or calling Bill Davidson at 214-205-1798.

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