Women’s Only 5K walk/run in Greensboro raises money for Mammography Scholarship Fund

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Cone Health Women’s Hospital is excited to host the 22nd Annual Women’s Only 5K Walk & Run, the largest fundraiser for the Mammography Scholarship Fund.

This year, the date for the race has been moved to Saturday, Nov. 22.

This change has been made out of respect for the Greensboro Jewish community as the original October 4th date is Yom Kippur, the holiest holiday of the Jewish faith. Online pre-registration is already open, and participants can visit womensonlyrun.com to register.

The Mammography Scholarship Fund provides free or reduced screening mammograms to women who otherwise might not be able to afford one.

Recently, Cone Health Women’s Hospital acquired an exciting new technology known as breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammogram, which is improving detection rates and decreasing the amount of ‘false alarms.’

Women’s Hospital and the entire Cone Health Network remain strong advocates for promoting breast health in our community.

Last year, a record-breaking 4,023 women participated in the race, raising more than $140,000 for the Mammography Scholarship Fund.

Women’s Hospital hopes to break new participation and fundraising records at this year’s event, so participants are encouraged to go ahead and pre-register!

Race details and online registration available at http://www.womensonlyrun.com.

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.