23rd annual ‘Women’s Only Race’ canceled for safety reasons

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Unfortunately, the 2015 Women’s Only 5K Walk & Run has been canceled for safety reasons. The cancellation allows Greensboro police to focus personnel and resources on public safety with the heavy rains and potential for flooding over the next several days.

Run participants who have not picked up their Women’s Only T-shirts, or who wish to purchase one, can do so on Friday, Oct. 2, between 4 and 7 p.m. at the Women’s Hospital Education Center.

We know that our race participants, volunteers, sponsors and exhibitors are disappointed, but we also know that they are pleased to have their monetary support go to such a worthwhile cause. 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 one in eight women will develop. Thanks to community support for this event, thousands of women in this community have been helped. Last year alone, the Mammography Scholarship Fund helped nearly 500 women get life-saving screenings they otherwise could not afford.

Please be sure to mark your calendars for Oct. 1, 2016, and join us for next year’s race.

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.