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Oaks Day will not include overall charitable partner

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)---Churchill Downs officials say they have not partnered with a charitable organization for this year's Oaks Day.

In the past, the track partnered with Susan G. Komen, and last year, announced Stand up to Cancer would be its new partner.

But, that has changed once again.

"We are reallocating those funds and diverting towards a different effort, so there's not a national partner that we have this year," says Churchill Downs spokesman Darren Rogers.

Officials says they are working with "Horses & Hope" for the Oaks Lilies.

A portion of the proceeds from the drinks will still go towards cancer awareness.

They also say, they are inviting back their cancer survivors who were supposed to walk the track last year in the Survivors Parade.

The evacuation in the infield knocked the parade off schedule last year.

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