Since September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the community of Alice is uniting to show support to the families and children who are affected with the illness.

Event Coordinator Bertha Rodriguez said she and some friends wanted to create "Kids Day at the Park" to promote awareness.

"We all know what the pink ribbon stands for, but not everyone knows what the gold ribbon stands for," Rodriguez said.

The event will be on Sunday, Sept. 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Anderson Park. It is free and open to the public.

Rodriguez said there will be more than 25 vendors at "Kids Day at the Park" with face painting, food, goodies and information.

A yellow balloon release will be conducted to remember loved ones who were lost to pediatric cancer.