10K and 5K Race Raises Funds for Breast Cancer Screenings ~ 30th Anniversary Race provides critical preventive services for locals in need ~
Zonta Club of Key West is excited to host the 30th Annual ABC (Awareness Breast Cancer) 10K and 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, November 5 at Higgs Beach. This event raises money to cover mammograms and other diagnostic and preventive screenings for women in the Lower Keys who otherwise cannot afford them.
“The Florida Keys is a high-risk county for breast cancer given our geography and large number of residents who do not have health insurance. This year we expect an even greater need for women’s health funds due to the financial hardships many women and their families face,” said Mechelle Burgohy, Committee Chair for the ABC Event and Zonta Board Member.
Zonta has helped alleviate some of the barriers to healthcare in the Keys. With the money raised at ABC, over 3,500 mammograms were provided to local women. The club has never turned any woman requesting these services away and has made it easier for uninsured and underinsured women to receive these life-saving screenings.
Join the hundreds of runners and walkers for this year’s events by registering now at tinyurl.com/abc30th. Additional registration details follow.
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