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Published on August 16, 2013

Registration Open for Women’s Only 5K Walk & Run


Registration for the 21st Annual Women’s Only 5K Walk & Run is now open at Proceeds from the event support the Mammography Scholarship Fund at Women’s Hospital, which provides the life-saving tests to those who might not otherwise be able to afford a screening mammogram.

Last year race  raised more than $124,000 to help more than 730 women in Guilford and Rockingham counties to obtain mammograms free or at a reduced charge.

One out of eight women have breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, there will be more than 234,000 new cases nationwide this year. Mammograms are considered the gold standard of early detection.

The 21st Annual Women’s Only 5K Walk & Run takes place on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Women’s Hospital. The event begins at 8:15 a.m. with the Girls’ Only race for participants 6 years old and younger. There will be dozens of exhibitors, warm ups from Jazzercise and other activities.

Registration is $30 before Sept. 16 and $40 afterward. Girls’ Only Mini-Walk & Run registration is $10.

Use hashtag #WO5K to join the conversation on Twitter.

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