GREENSBORO, N.C. -- One out of every eight women will get breast cancer. But next weekend, you can help raise awareness and help women get life-saving mammograms.
The Women's Only 5K Walk and Run returns for it's 24th year on October 1. It's the largest race of its kind in the Southeast.
This is the premier event to raise funds for the Mammography Scholarship Fund at Women's Hospital, which each year provides about 600 women with life-saving screening mammograms that they would otherwise be unable to afford.
Unfortunately, the race was canceled in 2015 due to adverse weather conditions. Nevertheless, the generosity of loyal supporters resulted in nearly $73,000 in donations to support the Mammography Scholarship Fund.
“One out of every eight women will get breast cancer. Mammograms remain the very best way to detect breast cancer early and early detection is the key to survival,” said Cindy Farrand, president, Women’s Hospital.
“It is wonderful that so many generous members of our community make sure that all women in our community have an opportunity to get this important health screening.”
The Cone Health Cancer Center treats more breast cancer cases than any other cancer type.
If you'd like to register, on-line registration will close Sunday, September 25 at 11:59 p.m. On-site registration will be available at Women's Hospital on Friday, Sept. 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. or Saturday, Oct. 1 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
The race begins at The Women's Hospital Education Center at 801 Green Valley Road in Greensboro.
The fun starts around 8 a.m.
For more information, visit the Women's Only website.
Stay connected 24/7 via WFMY News 2
For News Tips: email@example.com or 336-379-9316
Pictures and Videos: firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright 2016 WFMY