Got Pink?

If you are planning to attend the Kentucky Oaks, we encourage you to wear any color as long as it is PINK – from hats to handkerchiefs, suits to sundresses, sunglasses to stilettos!  For the seventh consecutive year, Churchill Downs invites you to THINK PINK when planning your attire for the 141st Kentucky Oaks, on Friday, May 1st, in honor of the Oaks official flower – the stargazer lily – and in support of Churchill Downs’ official partnerships with Bright Pink and Horses & Hope.

Churchill Downs has partnered with Bright Pink, the only national non-profit organization that focuses on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.  Bright Pink's innovative programs equip, educate, and empower young women to be proactive by reducing their risk or detecting these diseases at early, non life-threatening stages.

Through this partnership, Churchill Downs will donate $50,000 to Bright Pink, to be used towards the education, support, and empowerment of young women nationwide in prevention of breast and ovarian cancer.  Churchill Downs invites Kentucky Oaks fans, like you, to donate, too!  Click here to learn more about the Survivors Parade Presented by Kroger, to vote for your favorite breast and/or ovarian cancer survivor, and to make a donation to Bright Pink on their behalf.  In addition, donation stations will be located throughout the Churchill Down facility on Kentucky Oaks Day, so you can make a cash or check donation to Bright Pink on Friday, May 1st and receive a pink ribbon to accessorize your Kentucky Oaks attire!

In addition, Churchill Downs will continue to support the mission of Horses & Hope, which is to increase breast cancer awareness, education, screening and treatment referrals among Kentucky horse industry workers and their families.  Churchill Downs will donate $30,000 to Horses and Hope in addition to $1 for the sale of each Oaks Lily, the official drink of the Kentucky Oaks.

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  • Photo: Churchill Downs

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  • From head to toes, this Oaks attendee is PINKED OUT! Photo: Churchill Downs

  • Churchill Downs breast cancer survivors Janet Miller, Jan Bradley and Tricia Amburgey in the PINK. Photo: Churchill Downs

  • Breast cancer survivors await the running of the 135th Kentucky Oaks. Photo: Churchill Downs

  • Even the tulips sport the color of the day! Photo: Churchill Downs

  • Girlfriends show their PINK in the new Churchill Downs Infield Club. Photo: Churchill Downs

  • PINK infiltrates the Oaks Day infield. Photo: Churchill Downs

  • Komen supporters gather in the infield before the Oaks 135 Survivors Parade. Photo: Churchill Downs

  • Mostly PINK, but all smiles! Photo: Churchill Downs

  • WHAS-TV anchors Kyle Draper and Andy Treinen wear pink ties to show their support. Photo: Churchill Downs

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