The third annual Pour le Pink, a 3.1 mile Walk/Run to support local breast health and women’s services, will be held Saturday, October 5, at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. The funds raised will go toward maintaining the hospital’s spectrum of breast health and women’s services.
“Last year’s Pour le Pink raised nearly $13,000 and helped build a lasting fund for women’s services, enabling us to stay up to date with critical services, equipment and provide our patients the best quality care possible,” said race organizer Callie Calloway, Communications Specialist at HCH. “We are hoping for the same success this year!”
The race will start on the campus of HCH, travel to Buck Creek Road, down Cheney Lane, looping back to the hospital campus for the finish. Event-goers are invited to participate as runners, walkers and individuals or teams. Prizes will be awarded to the top three places female/male runners/walkers in each age group.
“We encourage our community to get involved, whether it’s participating by running/walking or in a sponsorship capacity,” said Calloway. “This year the Preschool Class at The Child Development Center in Highlands will be collecting quarters to provide a special donation in support of Pour le Pink. Women’s health issues have hit close to home for several employees and/or family members at the center and fundraising for the walk/run will honor those.”
Calloway added, “The event will not only benefit HCH, but foster community awareness of women’s health and wellness. This is a great opportunity to support the hospital that helps keep our community healthy.”
Sponsorship opportunities from $100 to $1,000 are available. Registration for Pour le Pink is under way and is now available on Active.com. The 5k race is open to male/female runners and walkers of all ages and will begin at 9:00 A.M. More information is available online at highlandscashiershospital.org or contact Callie Calloway at (828) 526-1313.