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Published on October 05, 2013

Greensboro Runners Finish Tops in Women’s Only


April Irwin of Greensboro took first place in the 21st Women’s Only 5K Walk & Run. More than 3,500 women took part in the event held this morning at Women’s Hospital, which raised $110,510.16 in registrations so that more area women can receive mammograms to screen for breast cancer.

She completed the USA Track & Field-certified course in 19:45 seconds. That was .01 sec faster than Yu Tsuchida, also of Greensboro. 2013 Womens Only

Participant registrations fees from the Women’s Only 5 K Walk & Run support The Mammography Scholarship Fund. Free or reduced charge mammograms were provided to 730 women in Guilford and Rockingham counties last year thanks to the Fund. Breast cancer is the most frequently treated cancer at Cone Health Cancer Center.

“Mammography remains the gold standard for diagnosing breast cancer,” says Women’s Hospital President Cindy Farrand. “It is heartening to see so many women making sure that other women have the opportunity to get this life-saving exam.”

The cancer experts at Cone Health Cancer Center treat more cases of breast cancer than any other type. Cone Health treated 589 cases of breast cancer in 2012. Mammograms are a crucial part of early detection.

“I really enjoy seeing so many of our survivors taking part in this event,” says Vice President of Oncology Services Skip Hislop. “It is great to see the support of this community in helping Cone Health provide opportunities for all women to get a mammogram.”

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