First Gear Media, together with the Boyz 2 Men Youth Program in Killeen, will host the second annual Trick-or-Treat for Hope Breast Cancer Awareness Festival on Oct. 27 at the Harker Heights Event Center.

The family-oriented fundraiser will run from 4 to 8 p.m. and feature games, prizes, food and candy.

All donations from the event will go to the Breast Cancer Research Center in Austin.

Posters and facts about breast cancer will be available to help educate the public about the disease, said event organizer Henry Oates. “We’re all about letting people know how to prevent breast cancer, about early detection and misdiagnosis to help save more lives,” he said.

The event also serves to ensure a safe Halloween by offering a place where kids are able to get bags full of candy and enjoy themselves, Oates said.

“I don’t believe that parents or even kids participate (in Halloween) as much as they did back in the day,” he said.

Food and admission are free for children, but organizers ask that adults give a monetary donation. “There’s no particular donation that you have to give,” Oates said. “Even if you only have 50 cents, we’ll still welcome you.”

The center is at 710 Edwards Drive, Harker Heights. Call Henry Oates at 254-258-9733 or email

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