Join the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

21-Apr-2011 | News-Press Release

Join the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® on Friday, May 20, 2011 for the People’s Pink Party at Pimlico. For the second consecutive year, Black-Eyed Susan Day will benefit Komen Maryland and raise breast cancer awareness in our community. Pimlico will donate 10% of all Friday Turfside Terrace ticket sales (including the Friday portion of the two-day Preakness ticket) to Komwn Maryland. Purchase your tickets today by clicking here.

Many of the crowd's favorite events will be returning again this year with a few new classics entering the mix. One of those new events will be performances by Steel Magnolia, courtesy of Big Machine, and The Lunabelles, courtesy of BNA Records, hosted by Laurie DeYoung from the official radio sponsor of the Turfside Terrace, WPOC 93.1. To see a full lineup up the day’s events, click here.

Want to become the official ambassador for Preakness? We have your chance! Enter the Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior essay contest and explain how your life has been impacted by breast cancer. The contest is open to both Survivors and Co-Survivors. The deadline for submitting an essay is Tuesday, April 26, 2011. Online voting ends Sunday, May 1, 2011.  Send essays to Grace Heim at

Back by popular demand is the “Down the Stretch for SGK” Preakness 5k Race, organized by Corrigan Sports. Taking place on Saturday, May 14, 2011, the race has a new twist this year. For the first time, almost the entire course will be on the grounds of Pimlico, including a run past the historic stable area. Runners will receive great amenities and be eligible for awesome prizes, all in support of Komen Maryland. Check out the new course by clicking here.

Trying to decide what to wear to Black-Eyed Susan Day? Macy’s and Preakness are TICKLED PINK to host a Health Fair and Fashion Show to help you choose. Visit White Marsh Mall on Saturday, April 30, 2011 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn healthy tips and see models and celebrity guests strut their stuff on the catwalk. Click here for additional information.

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