Survivors Parade

Kentucky Oaks 141 Survivors Parade

For the seventh year, the Survivors Parade presented by Kroger will take place on Kentucky Oaks Day, Friday, May 1st, 2015! The Survivors Parade is a march of breast and ovarian cancer survivors, which takes place on Churchill Downs’ historic racetrack. This year, 141 breast and ovarian cancer survivors will participate in the parade directly prior to the 141st running of the Longines Kentucky Oaks race.

Any breast and/or ovarian cancer survivor is eligible to be nominated to participate in the 2015 Survivors Parade, and nominations can be made by the survivor themselves, family members or friends online, right here at www.kentuckyderby.com/survivors. Nominations and voting will open on Tuesday, February 17th at 12:00 p.m. ET, and will continue through Tuesday, March 31st at 11:59 p.m. ET. Friends, family and the public are encouraged to vote for the nominees whom they wish to champion this cause, by walking in the Survivors Parade, on Kentucky Oaks Day. Voting is limited to once per day. The 141 survivors will be announced on Wednesday, April 1st and will receive two tickets to the 141st Longines Kentucky Oaks and will be invited to participate in the 2015 Survivors Parade on Friday, May 1st.

2015 Survivors will receive:

  • Two (2) free reserved seats to the Kentucky Oaks courtesy of Churchill Downs
  • The opportunity to walk the historic Churchill Downs racetrack with fellow survivors, just before the 141st running of the Kentucky Oaks

View a list of Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) about the Survivors Parade nomination process.

Nominations and voting will open Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at noon and will close Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Nominee Profiles