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Texas Oncology-McAllen to Host 8th Annual Walk, Run, & Ride Saturday, October 24

McALLEN, Texas — Texas Oncology–McAllen invites local walkers, runners, and cyclists to participate in the 2015 Walk, Run, & Ride. The annual event promotes breast cancer awareness, rallies cancer survivors, and raises funds benefiting local nonprofits.

The 8th annual Walk, Run, & Ride begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Texas Oncology–McAllen, located at 1901 South Second Street in McAllen.

“October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and events like the Walk, Run, & Ride raise awareness and support funds that enable patients to fight this disease,” said Dr. Alvaro Restrepo, medical oncologist at Texas Oncology–McAllen. “In the U.S., one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. In Hidalgo and Cameron Counties, an estimated 506 women are expected to be diagnosed with the disease in 2015.”

Registration for the 5K run; 2.5 or 4.5 mile walk; or 20, 40, or 60 mile bicycle rally is now open. Proceeds from the event benefit the Texas Oncology Foundation, Comfort House, Food Bank of the RGV, Infinite Love, and Aurora House.

“The Walk, Run, & Ride is a community celebration to raise breast cancer awareness, honor cancer survivors, and remember those we’ve lost,” said Katia Moreno, clinical research coordinator and event co-chair. “The number of participants and funds raised have increased every year, and we expect the same in 2015. Whether you’re a world class athlete or simply accustomed to walking around the block, there’s a portion of the event perfect for you.”

About Texas Oncology

Texas Oncology is an independent private practice with more than 490 physicians and 210 locations across the state.  Meeting the oncology needs of Texans for more than 35 years, the practice includes Texas Center for Proton Therapy, Texas Breast Specialists, Texas Oncology Surgical Specialists, and Texas Center for Interventional Surgery. As a lead participant in US Oncology Research, Texas Oncology played a role in the development of more than 90 FDA-approved therapies, about one-third of all cancer therapies approved to date. For more information, visit www.TexasOncology.com.