Saturday will mark the return of ‘Pink Day at The Park,’ the annual fundraiser for the “Stand With Estela Fund,” founded by breast cancer survivor and long-time El Paso television news personality, Estela Casas.
The fundraiser will take place Saturday, February 29 at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, located at 1200 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park. The event raises money for breast cancer awareness, and there will be a silent auction beginning at 12:30 p.m., as well as prizes and giveaways throughout the day.
“I created the Stand With Estela Fund with the El Paso Community Foundation to help other women in our community that are going through this journey,” according to Casas on her organization’s website.
In addition to the silent auction and giveaways organized by Race to Whip Cancer, Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino will also help bring awareness to breast cancer in various ways this Saturday.
“Every jockey will wear pink silks to honor breast cancer survivors, as well as those lost to the disease,” said organizer Jamie Tipton Zamora. She added that “by wearing pink we also show our support for the progress being made to defeat breast cancer.”
Each race at Sunland Park on Saturday will also be sponsored with proceeds benefiting the cause.
Official Pink Day Race Sponsors:
Debra Laney-Bloodstock/Draper Racing Stable – 1st Race at 1:00 p.m.
John & Cynthia Fostel/Jackie Riddle Racing Stable – 2nd Race at 1:26 p.m.
Elam & Son Transport/Tim Weeder Race Plating – 3rd Race at 1:53 p.m.
Gonzalez Racing Stable/McArthur Racing Stable – 4th Race at 2:20 p.m.
Slicks Auto & Truck Supply-Kermit, TX/MJ Farms – 5th Race at 2:47 p.m.
Joel H. Marr Racing Stables/GRS Racing-Pete & Susan Gallegos – 6th Race at 3:14 p.m.
O.D. Jamison Family in Loving Memory of O.D. Jamison – 7th Race at 3:42 p.m.
King Ventures Thoroughbreds/Justin Evans Racing Stable – 8th Race at 4:09 p.m.
G&M Automotive-Billy Seelbach/Hunter Creek Farms – 9th Race at 4:36 p.m.
Rafter Eleven Equine Supply/Jody Roberts Race Plating – 10th Race at 5:03 p.m.
The event will coincide with horse racing at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, which begins at 1 p.m. and will last until the 9th race at just after 5 p.m. For more information, please visit Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino’s website or its Facebook event page.