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Kids for the Cure to coincide with Susan G. Komen 5K

Randy Adcock
Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013

Ray Kozak, trick roper, will be the special guest at the “Upper Cumberland’s Wild Wild West Kids for the Cure.”

COOKEVILLE – Calling all kids. Registration is now open for the “Upper Cumberland’s Wild Wild West Kids for the Cure” event, which is being held in conjunction with the upcoming Susan G. Komen Upper Cumberland Race for the Cure.

Kids ages 5-12 are encouraged to register for the event, which will take place Sunday, Sept. 2 at Tennessee Tech’s Hooper Eblen Center, which is also race day. Activities include a one-mile fun run, petting zoo, games, free prizes, art contest and special guest, Ray Kozak, trick roper.

Kozak is a world-renowned trick roper and horseman. He’s a two-time Guinness Book of World Records holder for roping – for throwing the biggest big loop and performing the quickest 100 meter running Texas Skip.

Kids for the Cure was initially created to educate children from kindergarten through sixth grade about breast cancer and to support children affected by breast cancer. Many children know someone who has been touched by breast cancer – a parent, grandparent, teacher or friend. Kids for the Cure can help to open the lines of communication between children and adults about breast cancer and foster a compassionate understanding of cancer and its effects. The program has grown to include family friendly activities on race day.

Every child registered receives a free T-shirt designed by a local artist. Kids for the Cure activities start at 11 a.m. The one-mile fun run begins at 1 p.m. and the 5-K Race for the Cure will follow at 2. To register online, visit

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