Registration for the Women’s Only Opens
Money raised through the annual 5K supports women from breast cancer diagnosis through treatment.
Registration for the 25th Women’s Only 5K Walk & Run is open. Proceeds help area women detect and battle breast cancer. The Women’s Only takes place Saturday, Oct. 14, at Women’s Hospital in Greensboro.
Entry fees benefit the Mammography Scholarship Fund and the Cone Health Alight Program. The Mammography Scholarship Fund provides screening mammograms to women who are uninsured or lack the financial means to pay for the screening. The Alight Program helps with the everyday needs of breast cancer patients in treatment, such as financial assistance, educational materials, peer mentoring and support groups.
“Every dollar raised by the Women’s Only or donated to the Mammography Scholarship Fund and the Alight Program stays in our community,” says Debbie Cunningham, DNP, president, Women’s Hospital. Last year the event allowed nearly 600 women to receive mammograms.
There are several ways women, girls and men can get involved.
- Register for the Women’s Only 5K Walk & Run. Early bird registration is $30 before Sept. 20. After that date, registration is $40.
- Girls 4 to 6 years old can register for the Girls’ Only Mini-Walk & Run. Registration is $10.
- Men can join the Men’s Only Support Team. Registration is $30.
Visit womensonlyrun.com and complete the registration form.
"We are very good at treating breast cancer at Cone Health Cancer Center. And early detection through mammography is very important," says Cone Health Vice President of Oncology Services Skip Hislop. "And this event makes mammograms possible for hundreds of women in our community."
The cancer experts at Cone Health Cancer Center treat more cases of breast cancer than any other type. Cone Health treated 904 cases of breast cancer in 2015.