October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Student Wellness Program at the University of Missouri-Rolla is co-sponsoring a 5-kilometer race to increase awareness of the disease.
The Pink Ladies 5K Fun Run/Walk will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, in the Ber Juan Park pavilion. For participants who register for the race prior to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, the entry fee is $15. The fee will be $17 on the day of the race.
Entry forms are available on campus at Student Health Services, 12th and Pine streets; at the UMR TECHS office, Room 217 of the Havener Center; and at the Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building, 10th Street and Bishop Ave. in Rolla, as well as at the following Rolla area locations: Key Sport, The Centre, and the Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Recreation Center. Entry forms are also available online at campus.umr.edu/wellness .
Proceeds from the race will go to the Phelps Regional Healthcare Foundation to increase breast cancer awareness and provide mammograms to women who are underinsured, says Kim Joseph, health educator at UMR.
“The race is open to everyone, not just women,” Joseph says. “Last year, the community helped us raise almost $1,500 for breast cancer awareness. Our goal this year is to increase the amount to $2,000 by increasing participation and community donations. We’re very excited about the fourth annual Pink Ladies 5K Fun Run/Walk.”
Other sponsors of the Pink Ladies 5K Fun Run/Walk are the Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co., Sinks Pharmacy, Bond Clinic, Forum Dental and BeautiControl by Kim Day.
For more information about the Pink Ladies 5K Run/Walk contact Joseph at UMR Student Health Services at (573) 341-4225.