- 07 Sat May 2016
Mother's Day 5K Fun Run/Walk
5K Fun Run / Walk on Saturday, May 7th (Mother's Day weekend) to raise awareness & money for breast cancer support here on Martha's Vineyard.
We've all heard the statistic that 1 out of 8 women develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime; including 250,000 this year alone. And each of us (especially in our small island community) has been touched by the cancer experience of a friend or family member. In fact, I decided to organize this inaugural breast cancer event for Mother's Day in honor of my own mother, who works as a breast cancer researcher & surgeon; and as of this winter, became a breast cancer survivor herself.
Our goal with this 5k is to raise both awareness and resources; and to strengthen our community by doing something fun together. This isn't a race – it's a Fun Run/Walk so in addition to runners; walkers, strollers, and dogs are all welcome. Due to the generous sponsors covering our operating costs ALL THE MONEY RAISED from this event will be directly donated to MV Cancer Support Group. This means 100% of participant registration fees goes to directly fund support groups and financial assistance to those dealing with cancer on Martha’s Vineyard.
The fun run is scheduled for May 7th starting at 9am. The race will begin at the corner of Atlantic Drive and Herring Creek Rd (Right Fork of South Beach) – and there will be plenty of parking available at the lot on Herring Creek Rd.
My hope is that you will help us get out the word and honor all our friends, family and neighbors battling cancer by joining us for our Inaugural "Run Breast Cancer Out of Town" event on Saturday morning, May 7th!
You can register at https://runsignup.com/Race/MA/Edgartown/RunBreastCancerOutofTown or come into Rosewater Market and we will sign you up