SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – St. Joseph’s Candler is hosting the Pink Hero Run during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to honor those who are battling the disease and celebrate the survivors.
The 5K run will be held October 13 at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion.
Race proceeds benefit the Telfair Mammography Fund, which assists uninsured and underinsured women who cannot afford a necessary mammography screening.
“Even with everything that’s going on in health care, we have a lot of women out there who are not able to afford insurance for themselves,” says Lora Reese, manager at the Telfair Pavilion.
Reese says women often sacrifice costs of their own screenings to cover their children’s medical expenses.
“So we need to get annual screening mammograms,” Reese continues. “That’s how we’re able to save lives.”
The Pink Hero Run includes a Kids Run, which will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the 5K Timed Run and 5K Walk at 6:15 p.m.
Registration will open soon on Fleet Feet Savannah’s website.
The fees are as follows:
- $25 until October 4
- $30 October 5 through October 12
- $35 on the day of the race
The first 100 breast cancer survivors to register online will receive a special gift donated by Kendra Scott. Winners can pick up their gift during packet pick up.
Race participants, supporters, and the surrounding community are all invited to honor or run for whoever their heroes are – firefighters, police, military, doctors, teachers, even mom, and dad.
For more details on packet pickup, how to register, and the day’s activity visit here.