Hundreds gathered at the Florida Hospital Flagler, Sunday, Oct. 11, for the 5th-annual Pink Army 5K.
“I have been operating on women with breast cancer, in Flagler County, for the past 13 years,” Florida Hospital Flagler General Surgeon Steve Bower said as he looked around at the people gathered for the race. “I see many of my former patients at this event today. It is hard to fight breast cancer on your own, these women need the support of the community and God to help them through.”
Hundreds of community members came to the Florida Hospital Flagler’s Pink Army 5K fun run and walk, Sunday, Oct. 11. The runners started in the hospital’s parking lot, went as far as Imagine School at Town Center, then looped back to the hospital to finish the 3.1 miles. The funds raised through the Pink Army 5K will go to benefit breast cancer patients in our community who are in need of financial assistance. The funds will help pay for mammograms, breast ultrasounds, stereotactic breast biopsies and other diagnostic services to help aid in the early detection of breast cancer.
The Florida Hospital Flagler’s Pink Army campaign was started in Flagler County in 2010 to help create awareness and the importance of annual mammogram’s and therefor the early detection of breast cancer. In the state of Florida, the Pink Army campaign has over 40,000 supporters and counting.
Local organizations who helped support the Pink Army 5K are the Women’s Initiative, Chicks with Cans and the Palm Coast Running Series.
To get involved or donate to the cause visit jointhepinkarmy.com. The information used in this article was provided by the Florida Hospital Flagler’s Pink Army.