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Published on July 29, 2014

Women’s Only 5K Walk & Run Date Moves to Nov. 22

 

The Women’s Only 5K Walk and Run is moving from Saturday, Oct. 4, to Saturday, Nov. 22. The date is being changed out of respect for Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish faith, which falls on Oct. 4 this year.

“This was unintentional and we offer a heartfelt apology to the Jewish community,” says Women’s Hospital President Cindy Farrand. “The Women’s Only 5K Walk & Run is usually held on the first Saturday of October, which happens to be Yom Kippur this year. Respect is at the heart of the Cone Health culture. The change is being made out of respect for the Greensboro Jewish community and its religious traditions.”

There are three options for current registrants:

1)     Participate on the new date.  You do not have to do anything.  Your current registration will automatically be moved to the new date.

2)    Remove name from participant list, donate fee.   If you are unable to participate but would like to donate your entry fee to the Mammography Scholarship Fund, send us an email with your name to womensonly5k@conehealth.com.  Please put “Donation” in the subject line.

3)    Remove name from participant list, request refund.   If you would like a full refund of your registration fee, send an email with your name to womensonly5k@conehealth.com.  Please put “Refund” in the subject line.

“We apologize for the inconvenience and hope that registrants will still be able to participate on Nov. 22.  If not, it is our hope that those who have already registered but are unable to participate on the new date will consider generously donating their registration fee. The Mammography Scholarship Fund is the beneficiary of race registrations and fills an important need in our communities.  Last year alone, nearly 600 women, who otherwise could not afford them, received life-saving mammograms,” says Farrand.

The Women’s Only is one of the largest women’s only races in the Southeast. It begins at 8:15 a.m. with the Girls’ Only race for participants 6 years old and younger. There will be dozens of exhibitors, Jazzercise warm ups and other activities. Registration is $30 before Oct. 29 and $40 afterwards. Girls’ Only Mini-Walk & Run registration is $10. Women and girls can register at womensonlyrun.com. Online registration ends Sunday, Nov. 16.

“This change places the Women’s Only outside of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, explains Farrand. “However we look forward to creating additional awareness and holding a great event on Nov. 22.”   

According to breastcancer.org, about one-in-eight U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer. The Cone Health Cancer Center treats more breast cancer cases than any other type of cancer. Mammograms are considered the gold standard of early detection.

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