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Rare night run and crazy Zumba party make for one unique Blue event: The fundraising scene's shaken up

Rare night run and crazy Zumba party make for one unique Blue event

There are a lot of fun runs in Houston, but one after dark is a rarity. The ever-resourceful Gabe Canales, founder and president of the Blue Cure Foundation, came up with the idea for the first Blue Cure Night Run to shine a light on prostate cancer prevention with a evening outdoor event.

In this week's KHOU CultureMap Moment, Channel 11 Morning News anchor Lily Jang, who will emcee the evening's activities, highlights the run, which will start at Sam Houston Park at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday (just before the 7:15 p.m. sunset) with an out-and-back course along Allen Parkway, so runners can see Houston City Hall bathed in blue light along the downtown skyline. 

Afterwards, a large Zumba party will take place at 7:45 p.m. that will last into the night. (Tickets are $20 for the Zumba party only ; $45 for adults for the run and Zumba; $20 for those under 17 for the run and Zumba.)

In this KHOU CultureMap Moment video, Canales explains why the run is important to raise awareness about prostate cancer and I talk about the novelty of a nighttime fun run in Houston:

Houston City Hall will be bathed in blue for the Blue Cure Night Run
Houston City Hall will be bathed in blue to raise awareness about prostate cancer. Photo courtesy of KHOU
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