Hundreds run to remember breast cancer
Sat, 05 Oct 2013 22:33:55 GMT —
To help bring attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, community members put on their walking shoes for a remembrance run to honor those who are fighting the disease.
Hundreds of people gathered their pink gear and hit the trails at Timber Ridge Resort Saturday morning.
7&4 Anchor, Marc Schollett was there hosting the event, and walking along side his family including his mother who is a breast cancer survivor. The annual run/walk is hosted by the Traverse City Track Club and benefits the Munson Women's Cancer Fund that provides assistance to women in the area who are fighting cancer.
"The needs in our community for women with breast cancer is growing each year," said event director, Karen Wells. "Munson Medical Center administrators or Women's Cancer Fund each year they come to me and say we have more and more women coming to us looking for help and assistance. So it's very important that we continue to raise money and look to increase our fundraising each year."
Wells says that in 20 years, the Remembrance Run has raised more than $192,000 for the Munson Women's Cancer Fund.