'Pie in the Face for a Cause'

Conway Regional Health & Fitness Center is gearing up for a new Race for the Cure fundraiser this year that guarantees to be messy!

Twelve individuals from the Conway area have agreed to take part in “Pie in the Face for a Cause.”

This is the first year for the event and participants include Derrick Barnhart, TGIFriday’s restaurant; John Brainerd, general manager, Nutters Chapel Country Club; Rance Bryant, director, Conway Regional Health & Fitness; Bryan Gibbs, vice president of support services at Conway Regional Medical Center; Ritchie Howell, Simmons Bank; Eric King, Centennial Bank; Mark Lewis, principal at Jim Stone Elementary School; Jeff Matthews, B98.5; Ashley Nance, basketball coach at Conway High School; Brian Ratliff, Toadmaster and children’s minister at Antioch Baptist Church; Brad Teague, athletic director at the University of Central Arkansas; and Conway Mayor Tab Townsell.

Each pie is valued at $100 and will be thrown from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at U.S. Pizza Co. Pies may be purchased by individuals or groups. To purchase a pie or learn more about the event, contact Mallory Lefler at 501.450.9292 ext. 309.

Friday, Oct. 5, has been declared as “Go Pink for the Cure Day” by Gov. Mike Beebe. To help raise awareness and show support in the fight against breast cancer, Arkansans are encouraged to wear pink on Friday.