LeBleu Donates to Cancer Patients
Even though the Women’s Only 5K has gone virtual, the water company insisted on making its annual donation.
2,300 women won’t reach for water after walking or running The Women’s Only 5K Walk & Run this year, but cancer patients might make it through treatment a little easier thanks to LeBleu Enterprises. The company donated 190 cases of bottled water to the five Cone Health Cancer Centers in honor of the event that raises money for screening mammograms.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual Women’s Only has gone virtual. LeBleu has been the water provider for several years and upon hearing the event would be virtual, asked how to best make its annual donation. The bottles will be used by cancer patients in treatment.
“We will miss seeing so many breast cancer survivors and their supporters,” says Skip Hislop, president, oncology services, Cone Health. “But it is heartwarming that so many support our cause by signing up for the virtual event and, now, by making donations that help our patients.”
Registration is open at womensonly.com and 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 can’t 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.
Nearly 600 women received mammograms through the Women’s Only last year.
There are several ways women, girls and others can get involved.
• Register for the Women’s Only 5K Walk & Run. Registration is $40 and runs through October 3.
• Girls 6 years old and younger can register for the Girls’ Only Mini-Walk & Run. Registration is $10.
• People who aren’t running or walking can show their support by becoming a Pink Ribbon Partner. A $20 registration earns partners a special T-shirt to cheer on participants and an opportunity to race in your own 1-mile Fun Run route.
The cancer experts at Cone Health Cancer Center treat more cases of breast cancer than any other type. In 2019, 1,003 patients were diagnosed and/or received treatment for newly diagnosed breast cancer.