Cone Health is excited to host the 20th Annual Women’s Only 5K Walk & Run, which supports the Mammography Scholarship Fund at Cone Health Women’s Hospital.
According to the National Cancer Institute, women have a 1 in 8 chance of getting breast cancer. Mammography is the gold standard for finding breast cancer at its earliest, more treatable stage.
During the past 19 years, the Women’s Only 5K Race has raised more than $500,000 for the Mammography Scholarship Fund. Over the past several years, more than 500 women a year received mammograms through the Mammography Scholarship Fund—made possible through the Women’s Only 5K Race and Cone Health’s commitment to promoting breast health and providing exceptional women’s health services within our community.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the race, which started in 1992 with just more than 350 participants, and has since grown to more than 3,500 participants. To commemorate this milestone, a special 20th Anniversary pendant and necklace will adorn winners of this year’s Women’s Only 5K Walk and Run. In addition, a special edition Cone Health CareLink emergency vehicle, known as PinkLink, will display a special 20th Anniversary design with photos from last year’s race.
Women’s Hospital and the entire Cone Health Network continue to be strong advocates for promoting breast health in our community.
Helen Sullivan is the site manager at Cone Health Women’s Hospital Imaging Services and Center for Maternal Fetal Care. Helen began her career as a radiographer, and became certified as a mammography technologist at Forsyth Tech. She has been an employee of the hospital for 35 years, and began there when it was still Humana Hospital. Helen has been a devoted staff member and leader at Women’s Hospital since its opening more than twenty years ago, and was involved with the first ever Women’s Only Race in 1992.