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2017 Walk to Cure Arthritis

2017 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Houston, TX Saturday, May 20, 2017Buffalo Bayou Trail/Fish PlazaRegistration Opens 8:00 A.M.Event Starts 9:00 A.M.

Arthritis is the #1 cause of disability in the United States, affecting more than 50 million people. The Arthritis Foundation is committed to finding a cure for the millions of people who suffer from arthritis pain, including 300,000 children and their families. Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event that rallies communities and raises funds to conquer arthritis once and for all. Join us for the Walk to Cure Arthritis and say Yes to helping create a world where people don’t have to struggle to button their shirt, tie their shoe, pick up their child or grandchild or play with their friends. As Champions of Yes, it’s up to us to make sure that people with arthritis have life changing resources and information to manage their disease, access to the critical medications they need to live full, healthy lives and to accelerate the path to better treatments and a cure through cutting-edge research. 

Join the fight and Walk to Cure Arthritis – register, fundraise, come together to support each other and walk. Another step, another victory! 

Willie Nelson

Alan Jackson Rodeo 3/11

RodeoHouston 2017

Here is the full line up for RodeoHouston 2017:


March 7th -  Aaron Watson

March 8th -  Cody Johnson**

March 9th - Chris Stapleton

March 10th - Alicia Keys

March 11th - Alan Jackson

March 12th - The Chainsmokers

March 13th - Sam Hunt

March 14th - *Demi Lovato

March 15th - Thomas Rhett

March 16th - Luke Bryan

March 17th - Fifth Harmony

March 18th - Willie Nelson

March 19th - Go Tejano - Banda El Recodo and Siggno

March 20th - Florida Georgia Line

March 21st - ZZ Top

March 22nd - Chris Young

March 23rd - Blink 182

March 24th - Dierks Bentley

March 25th - Brad Paisley

March 26th - Zac Brown Band

*Previously purchased tickets for March 14, regardless of the entertainer name on the tickets, are still valid. 


Previously purchased tickets for March 8, regardless of the entertainer name on the tickets, are still valid.


For those fans who want refunds for the March 8 or 14th performance, please visit rodeohouston.com/updates for instructions.


Tickets for RodeoHouston

The 2017 lineup announcement will be Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at 12:05 a.m. Individual tickets will go on sale through AXS Jan. 14, 2017, at 10 a.m. (Online Waiting Room opens at 9:30 a.m.). 


 See the wildest rodeo action, followed with a world-class concert in NRG Stadium. Not only will you experience a rodeo unlike any other, but your rodeo/concert ticket also provides you access to all buildings and events on NRG Park grounds that are included in a grounds pass. 


Children age 2 and under do not require a ticket. 

No outside food or drink is permitted to be taken into NRG Stadium. 

Tickets not refunded due to weather. 



The star entertainers perform after the last rodeo event is completed and the stage is set. Actual start times for the concert can vary day to day due to the varying number of rodeo competitors and other production elements. 

Weekday rodeo performances start at 6:45 p.m. Concert entertainer performs at approximately 8:45 p.m. 

Weekend rodeo performances start at 3:45 p.m. Concert entertainer performs at approximately 5:45 p.m. 



$18: Upper Level 

$25: Loge Level 

$35 or $40: Club Level 

$30: Field Level 

$100: Action 

$300 or $350: Hess Chute

Hideout 2017

Dance the night away at the Show's very own honky tonk, The Hideout! Equipped with a spacious dance floor, bars and some of the best up-and-coming musicians, The Hideout is open for those 21 years of age and older, for just the price of admission to NRG Park. The Hideout is located in a white tent on the west side of NRG Arena.

Hours: 6 p.m. to midnight

Panera's pink-ribbon bagels to raise funds for breast cancer awareness

Brianna Chambers contributed to this report.

Panera Bread Co. is teaming up with local organizations to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.

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During the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the company will sell its signature Pink Ribbon Bagel, a twist on the Cherry Vanilla Bagel, a mix of cherry chips, dried cherries, honey, vanilla and brown sugar. A portion of the proceeds of the Pink Ribbon bagel will be donated to local nonprofits across the country. 

Erin Barnhart, community relations manager for a Panera Bread franchise based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, said each participating market has its own breast cancer partners.

"The partner really does make a difference," she said. "We appreciate our local partners, as their support can make all the difference in achieving our goals of building awareness and raising funds for treatment and research."

Panera has more than 1,600 locations in 41 states and the District of Columbia. 

Select markets offer a 100 percent donation day, during which the entirety of that day's sales of Pink Ribbon Bagels is donated to breast cancer focused organizations, according to Panera's website.

In Dayton, Ohio, proceeds will be donated to local nonprofit Pink Ribbon Girls and the Miami Valley Hospital Foundation.

"We make this campaign a priority every year for a reason," said Sam Covelli, owner and operator of Covelli Enterprises, the Ohio-based franchisee of Dayton-area Panera Bread restaurants. "The funds raised by the Pink Ribbon Bagel are helping to save the lives of local women with breast cancer. There's no better feeling than knowing you can help make difference."

Pink Ribbon Girls provide free direct services to patients and their families undergoing breast and other women's reproductive cancer treatment through their programs.

Mikki Clancy, chief operating officer of Miami Valley Hospital, survived breast cancer and said she benefited from the services of Pink Ribbon Girls and the hospital.

"Pink Ribbon Girls and Miami Valley Hospital were a godsend in my treatment and recovery," she said. "Supporting these community assets serves hundreds of local patients in their fight against cancer."

Twelve participating West Virginia area Panera locations will donate to Susan G. Komen West Virginia.

"We are so excited to partner with Panera Bread for the sixth year to raise funds and awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness month," said Donna DeHart, executive director West Virginia Susan G. Komen. "The Pink Ribbon Bagels are always a big hit with our survivors, volunteers, grantees and supporters. Money raised from the October campaign will be used to provide uninsured and under-insured West Virginians with life-saving screenings and awareness."

According to the Panera website, the franchise has raised tens of thousands of dollars for breast cancer partners through Pink Ribbon Bagel campaigns in the past 10 years.

"It's not a hard sell," Barnhart said. "People want to be involved in whatever way they can. That's what's so great about the Pink Ribbon Bagel. People might say, 'I can't write a check, but I can buy a bagel.'"

Read more at PaneraBread.com.

Legends Salvation Army

We’re partnering with The Salvation Army to turn all of our events this weekend into a cluster-wide flood relief effort.If you can make it out to one of these events, please do, we'd love to see you.

If you can't and would still like to donate, here is a direct link to the Houston Salvation Army

A donation to The Salvation Army will help those affected by the flooding in Houston by providing food, water, shelter and other basic neccessities.

Please make an emergency gift now — 100% of your donation goes to help those affected by this disaster.

Thank you for your support and for helping your Texas neighbors in need!The Salvation Army prefers cash/check donations.

Where Country Legends will be:


Houston’s devastating weather this week is being called the worst flooding since Tropical Storm Allison in 2001.  Some areas, including Meyerland and Greenspoint, were hit especially hard. Severals parts of the region experienced more than 15 inches of rain in less than 24 hours, according to county flood district gauges.

While gauges, cameras, and radar and help measure the weather, many Houstonians are using a relative new tool — drones — to help explore the extent of the damage. Below are some of the most striking videos caught by drones of the flooding across the Houston region this week.


Race for the Cure Legends

Join Country Legends 97.1 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Susan G. Komen Houston at the Race for the Cure on Halloween, Saturday, October 31st at Sam Houston Park.

 #KomenHouston   #RacefortheCure    #PinkAndTreat

Visit komen-houston.org to register and join the Cox Media race team. Let's help in funding 25,000 mammograms for Houstonians in need!

In celebration of Komen Houston’s 25th anniversary, the organization is aiming to reach its goal of funding 25,000 mammograms for at-risk and uninsured men and women.

If one person can raise just $150, they can cover the cost of one mammogram, and change someone’s life forever.

Sign up to join our Cox Media Race team, and we’ll see you on Race Day to “Pink and Treat”! 

Follow Susan G. Komen Houston at the Race for the Cure:


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Walk MS


Walk MS: Houston is first and foremost a fundraising event. Money raised at this year's event will support research progress in many areas, moving us closer to our ultimate goal of a world without MS.

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. When you participate in this community event, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 2.3 million people living with MS worldwide. We've been walking since 1988 and to date have raised more than $870 million to support life changing programs and cutting-edge research.

To make a positive impact in the lives of all those affected by MS, register for Walk MS: Houston TODAY! Make a self-donation and set a fundraising goal that will keep you motivated. MS stops people from moving; we can't stop our efforts. Start or join a team, raise funds and celebrate hope for the future; YOU can make a difference!

Register now, connect with others, and start fundraising today!

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