Local breast cancer survivor Adrienne Wright said it best: “In 2018, everybody knows somebody, if it’s a neighbor or a coworker, who has had breast cancer.”
That’s why Palmetto Health Foundation’s 28th annual Walk for Life and Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K + 10K, presented by Nephron Pharmaceuticals, is more relevant than ever.
Proceeds from the annual event – happening this year on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Spirit Communications Park in The BullStreet Neighborhood – go directly to Palmetto Health Breast Center; the dollars staying local to help local patients.
October’s event will fund an Upright Stereotactic Breast Biopsy room with 3D mammography technology at Palmetto Health Breast Center at Richland, plus educational materials, breast bears + post-mastectomy camisoles for patients. Last year, funds provided an additional 3D mammography unit for the Center.
Mammography technology is something that helped save Wright’s life. Read her full survivor story here.
Wright is just one of tens of thousands of people affected by breast cancer who participate in Walk for Life each year. Last year, people came from 24 states for the walk + race. 👟 This year’s details below:
✔ #WalkforLifeColumbia: 3.1-mile walk around the BullStreet and historic Columbia area | Pro tip: Look out for COLAtoday Selfie Hot Spots along the walk route to post to social media with the hashtags #WalkforLifeColumbia + #COLAtoday.
✔ #FamouslyHotPinkHalf: half-marathon (13.1 miles) through downtown Columbia and along
the Riverfront Park trail | map
✔ 5K: 3.1-mile race through downtown Columbia | map
✔ 10K: 6.2-mile race through downtown Columbia | map
Swag for registrants:
✔ Runners: vibrant pink performance shirt
✔ Walkers: electric pink cotton t-shirt
✔ Survivors: pink hat [new this year]
✔ Half-marathon finishers: glittery pink finisher’s medal
Local breast cancer survivors in Walk for Life shirts: Beth Harris (left, runner shirt) + Cep Cantey (right, walker shirt) | photo by Molly Harrell