03/11/2009 12:00AM

Kentucky Oaks in cancer drive


Churchill Downs has partnered with the world's largest network for breast cancer awareness and activism, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, on numerous initiatives surrounding the Kentucky Oaks to raise funds and awareness for the disease, including encouraging fans to wear pink.

Churchill will donate at least $100,000, and up to $135,000, to Komen by dedicating $1 per admission on Oaks Day, May 1, when general admission is $25. In addition, special Oaks programming will be telecast on the Bravo! network from 5-6 p.m. Eastern on Oaks Day, and a winner's circle formed by breast cancer survivors will be used for the Oaks winner.

More information regarding the activities and availability of Oaks Day seating can be found at .