Cone Health to host Women’s Only 5K Walk & Run

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Cone Health Women’s Hospital is excited to host the 21st Annual Women’s Only 5K Walk & Run, the largest fundraiser for the Mammography Scholarship Fund.

The Fund provides free or reduced screening mammograms to women who otherwise might not be able to afford one. Mammography remains the best way to detect breast cancer, which 1 in 8 women will develop.

Thanks to community support for this event, hundreds of women in this community have been helped. Women’s Hospital and the entire Cone Health Network are strong advocates for promoting breast health in our community.

During the past 20 years, the Women’s Only Race has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Mammography Scholarship Fund and hosted more than 25,000 race participants.

This year’s Women’s Only Race is being held this Saturday, October 5th at Cone Health Women’s Hospital. With pre-registration numbers higher than ever before, this year’s race is expected to have record participation.

Although online pre-registration is now closed, participants can still register on-site Friday afternoon (October 4th) and Saturday morning before the race at the Women’s Hospital Education Center.

Spokesperson Background:

Cindy Farrand has been the president of Cone Health Women’s Hospital since February 2010. She joined the health network as Vice President/Administrator of Women's Hospital in June 2005.

Farrand earned an Executive MBA from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, and a Master of Science degree in public health (health policy and administration) from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Farrand received a Bachelor of Science degree in radiology from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.