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Published on June 01, 2018

Registration Opens for the 26th Annual Women’s Only

“It’s more than just a 5K.  You’re doing it to honor people that you have lost or who are fighting.” – Participant

Registration for this year’s Women’s Only 5K Walk & Run is now open. The Women’s Only takes place Saturday, Oct. 6, at Women’s Hospital in Greensboro. Proceeds help area women detect and battle breast cancer.

Entry fees benefit the Mammography Scholarship Fund and the Cone Health Alight Program.

The Mammography Scholarship Fund provides life-saving screening mammograms to women who don’t have insurance or lack the means to pay for the screening. The Alight Program helps with the everyday needs of breast cancer patients in treatment, such as help meeting bills, providing educational materials and organizing support groups.

“The comradery and the energy level of thousands of women make the Women’s Only a fun, emotional and memorable event,” says Debbie Cunningham, DNP, president, Women’s Hospital. “It’s all about women helping women. Every dollar raised by the Women’s Only or donated to the Mammography Scholarship Fund and the Alight Program stays in our community.”

There are several ways women, girls and men can get involved

  • Runners/Walkers: $30 until Sept. 12 and $40 after
  • Girls Only: $10
  • 5K Support Team (formerly Men’s Only Support Team): $20

Visit and complete the registration form. Participants who register by Sept. 12, can have their race bib and T-shirt mailed to them for an additional $10.

In 2017, the experts at Cone Health treated 1,047 breast cancer cases. “Early detection saves lives,” says Cone Health Vice President of Oncology Services Skip Hislop. “This event makes mammograms possible for hundreds of women in our community.”

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