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Wednesday, 17 October 2012 14:17

Run for the Power of Pink

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The Power of Pink 5K and Memory Walk to raise money for mammograms for underserved women will be held in Haywood County on Saturday, Oct. 27.

The annual race is sponsored by Haywood Regional Medical Center Foundation, in partnership with the Haywood County Health Department and MedWest-Haywood.

The 5K race will start from the MedWest Health and Fitness Center and follow a new route on Jones Cove Road, with the walk being held on hospital grounds. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the event, followed by the walk at 8:45 a.m. and the 5K at 9:30 a.m.

Community sponsors, supporters, and volunteers came together each year to raise funds which help underserved women in Haywood County receive breast care. Since 2007, funds from the event have provided 741 mammograms and follow-up procedures for almost 500 women through the Haywood County Health Department.

Power of Pink is also an awareness event, and sponsors encourage women of all ages to have regular mammograms and breast exams for breast cancer prevention and early detection. According to Jennifer Jacobson, HRMC board member and co-chairman of the event, 98 percent of women who suffer from breast cancer survive when the cancer is detected early.

There are five levels of sponsorship for the event.

www.medwesthealth.org or 828.452.8343.

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