Virtual Women’s Only Underway
While the 5K has begun, it is not too late to join the event.
Women can still join the effort to help others find breast cancer and support those who have it. Registration for the Women’s Only 5k Walk & Run is open at womensonly5K.com. Participants can complete the virtual course through October 2.
The $40 registration fee ($10 for girls 6 and younger, $20 for support shirts) benefits 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 meet the everyday needs of breast cancer patients in treatment, such as financial assistance, educational materials, peer mentoring and support groups.
The money raised in this event supports local patients in need of a mammogram or breast cancer services. One recipient shared: “I can never thank this program enough. I am still alive and surviving this breast cancer. Thank you very much, to all of you.”
Even though the race is virtual to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community, Cone Health has established opportunities to experience the race together – virtually. For example, race packets were mailed to early registrants and a virtual photo booth link is available for participants to post photos of themselves wearing their race gear or with the breast cancer survivor they are honoring. Everyone is encouraged to post on social media using #WO5K.
The 2020 virtual race raised $34,367.40. More than 600 women have received a mammogram thanks to the life-saving contributions from this race and other community support.