The Race Against Breast Cancer (RABC) organization will kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month activities this month with their annual 5K Run/Walk this Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Topeka West High School. Two separate races are planned for this year – a 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. and a “Pink Out” Color Fun Run which starts at 10:30 a.m.
“We’d like for everyone to come out to Topeka West High School bright and early,” said RABC Administrator Dawn Robertson. “We’re going to open up at 7 in the morning and you can register and pick up your registration packet. Helping Hands Humane Society will be out there with their adoptable dogs because we’re right next door to them. If you’d like to walk with your dog that’s an additional $10. So, you and your fluffy buddy can walk together to support a really great cause.”
This year’s RABC Honorary Co-chairs are both united in their support of the event and the Race Against Breast Cancer organization.
“At Stormont Vail Health, we have more than 30 years of providing high-quality health care to Kansans”, said Stormont Vail Health President & CEO, Rob Kenagy, M.D. “Supporting organizations that share in our mission– such as the Race Against Breast Cancer–is vital to the health and wellness of our community. This group has taken an active role in helping women within our community get the preventative screenings that they need and that’s something that we are proud to support.”
This sentiment was shared by the RABC co-chair from The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus.
“I am pleased to serve as an honorary co-chair for this year’s Race Against Breast Cancer 5K event,” said The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus CEO, Dr. Steven M. Anderson, MHA, FACHE. “Along with RABC, The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus is committed to providing care for all who need it. I invite you to join me in supporting the RABC and its mission to provide mammograms for those in need right here in our community. We know that early detection saves lives. Together we can make a difference – one mammogram at a time.”
The Race Against Breast Cancer organization pays for no-cost mammograms for northeast Kansans year around. As a self-supported non-profit, they host a variety of fundraising events throughout the year to help raise their operating and program dollars.
In addition to the track events, attendees will be able to participate in a silent auction and a raffle featuring a specially-designed glass plate and a handmade quilt.
“We’ve got over fifty really great baskets and all sorts of gift cards,” said Robertson. “We, also, have a quilt and a beautiful glass plate from Prairie Glass that will be raffled off in a drawing that will happen at 10 a.m.”
For more information about the 28th annual RABC 5K Run/Walk, visit http://www.rabctopeka.org/5k-event/.