Registration Opens for the Women’s Only 5K Walk & Run
Registration for the Women’s Only 5K Walk & Run opens July 17. The event is Oct. 3 will be held at the Women’s Hospital. Proceeds from the Women’s Only helps provide screening mammograms through the Mammography Scholarship Fund to women who might not otherwise be able to afford them.
This will be the 23rd Women’s Only. It is one of the largest races of its type in the Southeast. Last year, more than 2,500 women took part in the event, raising $110,316. The festivities begin at 8 a.m. with the Girls’ Only Mini-Walk and Run for participants 6 years old and younger. There will be dozens of exhibitors, Jazzercise warm-ups and other activities.
Early bird registration for the Oct. 3 event is $30 before Sept. 10. It goes to $40 after that date. Girls’ Only Mini-Walk & Run registration is $10. Women and girls can register at womensonlyrun.com.
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.