Breast Cancer: Women’s Only Kickoff

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Cone Health Women’s Hospital is excited to host the 24th annual Women’s Only 5K Walk & Run, the largest fundraiser for the Mammography Scholarship Fund. The date for the race is Saturday, Oct. 1 at Cone Health Women’s Hospital. Although online pre-registration is now closed, participants can still register onsite at the Women’s Education Center:

  • Friday, Sept. 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. and
  • Saturday, Oct. 1, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Participation in the race is limited to women, but men are encouraged to join the Men’s Only Support Team to show their support for the women walking or running in this year’s event. While the women in their lives run or walk, the men can show their support by wearing the special Men’s Only Support Team T-shirt included with the $30 donation.

The Mammography Scholarship Fund provides free or reduced screening mammograms to women who otherwise might not be able to afford one. Thanks to community support for this event, more than 450 women benefited from the Mammography Scholarship Fund over the last year, and more than 6,000 women in our community have been helped over the history of the race.

Women’s Hospital and Cone Health remain strong advocates for promoting breast health in our community. Mammograms remain the gold standard for the early detection of breast cancer, which 1 in 8 women will develop.

The Women’s Only 5k Walk & Run is a fun event where women in our community can help other women in our community. Vendors who have supported this event for years will be offering items and services.

Registration info: Women’s Only ($40.00), Girl’s Only ($10.00), Men’s Only (Support Only) ($30.00).

For more information on the race, visit

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.