Northern Louisiana is preparing to be showered with color.
The inaugural Color Me for a Cure 5K walk/run will be held in downtown Ruston on Saturday.
“This is the first Color Me for a Cure in Ruston and this event will be about fun not really on the competitive side,” said volunteer chairman Bruce Siegmund.
Participants will start at the Ruston High School football stadium and walk or run to downtown Ruston. While participants are running or walking the crowd will throw colored cornstarch at the walkers.
“We originally wanted the cornstarch to be pink for breast cancer, but we decided to have a variety of color for extra enjoyment,” Siegmund said.
Registration is $35 for adults and $20 for youth 12 and under until March 12. To register for the event online go to www.komennela.org. All benefits from the Color Me for a Cure will go to research efforts and local breast health centers.
“There are about 600 people who are signed up and we are expecting about 2,000 participants,” Siegmund said.
About 75 percent of the benefits will go to the national Susan G. Komen grants program to fund research.
The Northeast Louisiana Susan G. Komen branch can be reached at 966-8130.